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Wofford vs. Mercer - 01/05/2019 NCAA BB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The Mercer Bears and Wofford Terriers meet Saturday in college basketball action at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium.

The Mercer Bears could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Mercer Bears are averaging 69.2 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Ross Cummings is averaging 14.4 points and 1.6 assists while Djordje Dimitrijevic is averaging 11.8 points and 2.9 rebounds. Jaylen Stowe is the third double-digit scorer and Ethan Stair is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Mercer Bears are shooting 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The Mercer Bears are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game. The Mercer Bears have lost all seven road games this season.

The Wofford Terriers look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Wofford Terriers are averaging 79.3 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 68.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Fletcher Magee is averaging 17.9 points and three rebounds while Cameron Jackson is averaging 15.1 points and 1.9 assists. Nathan Hoover is the third double-digit scorer and Storm Murphy is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Wofford Terriers are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Wofford Terriers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The Wofford Terriers have won their last eight home games.

The Bears are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. Southern and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Terriers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southern. The Bears are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Terriers last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Bears last 5 overall.

The Wofford Terriers were already a consistent basketball team, but they're now playing their best ball of the year, which includes outscoring teams by 18.8 points while shooting 53.3 percent from the field in their last five games. The Mercer Bears are often hit or miss, and they've been missing in all seven of their road games, as they're shooting under 40 percent from the field and are being outscored by seven points in those games. These are two clubs heading in different directions. Give me Wofford and the chalk.

Pick:
Wofford -11.5

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