Alabama A&M Bulldogs take on Bears in NCAA basketball test
Alabama A&M Bulldogs vs Mercer Bears Odds
The Mercer Bears will try to cover the spread at Mercer University Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Alabama A&M Bulldogs in NCAA basketball action.
The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Bears are 0-3 ATS. Alabama A&M is 0-0 on the totals; Mercer is 2-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bears sit at No. 66 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 314 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bears will win this game 67-52.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Mercer has the nation's No. 322-rated offensive output, at 58.1 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 325 allowing on average 76.2 PPG. The Bears FG% has averaged 40.7% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.7% per game.
Defensively, Alabama A&M features the nation's No. 324-rated defense on the road, allowing 83 points per game. Mercer, meanwhile, comes in at No. 305 nationally in scoring at home.
Alabama A&M was an 83-72 loser in its last match at home against Tennessee State. Alabama A&M got 16 points from Jeremy Crutcher but lost anyway, 83-72, to Tennessee State on Saturday at Elmore Gymnasium.
Mercer lost its last outing, a 69-40 result against Denver on December 5. The Bears were hammered by Denver on Wednesday, losing by a 69-40 final at Magness Arena in college basketball betting action.
Alabama A&M at Vanderbilt, Saturday, December 15
Mercer at Chattanooga, Sunday, December 16