Mercer Bears (5-7) at Harvard Crimson (5-5)
|Date & Time||Saturday December 29, 2018, 1:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Harvard Crimson -5.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5
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The Harvard Crimson battle the Mercer Bears in Friday college basketball.
The Harvard Crimson are eyeing back to back wins after downing George Washington 75-61 as a 14.5 point home favorite. Harvard led by eleven points at the halfway point and maintained their advantage over the final 20 minutes. The Crimson were outshot 46%-42.9% with a decisive 13 extra shots.
Noah Kirkwood carried the Harvard offense with a contest high 20 points, four pulls and six assists on 7-12 accuracy including four bombs .with Justin Bassey adding 13 points and eight rebounds on 4-9. Danilo Djuricic gave the Crimson eleven points on 4-8 from the floor followed by Chris Lewis with eight points and eight boards.
The Mercer Bears snapped a four game slide with a 77-73 win versus visiting North Carolina-Wilmington as an eight point favorite. Mercer fired away at 52.9% and gave up 41.7% with the Seahawks staying competitive with nine more shots and a 16-12 edge at the stripe.
Ross Cummings carried the Bears offense with 18 points on 5-15 from the field followed by Luke Hamilton and Jaylen Stowe with ten points each and a combined seven boards on 8-9 shooting. Mercer received nine points from Marcus Cohen followed by an eight point effort from Ethan Stair.
Harvard Crimson are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall and Harvard Crimson are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games and Harvard Crimson are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 neutral site games. Mercer Bears are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up win and Mercer Bears are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
I believe Harvard wins but the numbers say Mercer can be competitive…