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Mercer vs. Georgia Southern - 12/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Georgia Southern Eagles (5-2) at Mercer Bears (4-5)
Date & Time Saturday December 8, 2018, 4:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Mercer Bears -2 -- Over/Under: 149
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NCAA BB | Georgia Southern Eagles (5-2) at Mercer Bears (4-5)
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The Mercer Bears host the Georgia Southern Eagles in non-conference college basketball action.

The Mercer Bears have been in a bit of a funk with losses in three of four after falling 68-64 at Florida Atlantic on Wednesday. Mercer trailed by ten heading to intermission and a strong second half rally ran out of time with the Owls 44.4%-38.9% edge in marksmanship being the difference.

Jaylen Stowe topped a balanced Bears attack with 16 points and eight rebounds on 5-9 accuracy and 6-8 at the stripe with Ethan Stair adding 13 points and three yanks and five steals on 5-10 from the floor. Mercer received 12 points and five boards from Djordje Dimitrijevic on 5-16 from the field followed by a ten point, five board effort from Cory Kilby with ten points.

The Georgia Southern Eagles began the 2018-19 season with victories before a 100-70 loss at Arizona has the team looking at consecutive defeats. Georgia Southern was unable to recover from a 13 point deficit at the intermission with the Wildcats holding a 50.7%-39.1% shooting advantage.

Tookie Brown was the Eagles top offensive weapon with 17 points and four pulls on 5-9 marksmanship and 6-9 at the line with Daniel-Lee Jones Jr. tossing in eleven points on 4-7 accuracy. GSU received ten points and six boards from Simeon Carter followed by a nine point, seven rebound performance from Isaiah Carter.

Georgia Southern Eagles are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall and Georgia Southern Eagles are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southern. Mercer Bears are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and Mercer Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and Mercer Bears are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games overall.

I think Mercer is better then advertised but Georgia Southern is top notch in the SoCon…

Pick:
Georgia Southern +2

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