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Bears visit Florida Gulf Coast Eagles in college basketball clash

Mercer BearsFlorida Gulf Coast Eagles
Jan 30, 7:05 PM | Alico Arena

Mercer Bears vs Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Odds

16-7TEAM RECORD11-10

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Florida Gulf Coast and Mercer on Monday, with the host Eagles trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Eagles sport records of 11-10 and 0-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bears have 16-7 and 2-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Eagles and 0-3 for the Bears.

View Mercer vs Florida Gulf Coast Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles - Bears odds would favor the Bears if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Florida Gulf Coast is rated No. 215 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Mercer is at No. 79. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-71 win for the Bears.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida Gulf Coast's No. 73 nationally ranked offense (73 points per game) against a Bears defense that sits as the No. 99 at 63.8 PPG. The Eagles have been averaging 47.8% from the field, more than the Bears have managed so far this season (47.1% on average).

Defensively, Mercer features the nation's No. 145-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.2 points per game. Florida Gulf Coast, meanwhile, comes in at No. 34 nationally in scoring at home.

Mercer won its last outing, a 75-64 result against Stetson on January 28. Mercer got 19 points from Bud Thomas en route to a 75-64 victory over Stetson on Saturday at Edmunds Center.

Florida Gulf Coast was a 92-74 winner in their most recent outing at home against Kennesaw State. Filip Cvjeticanin scored 17 points leading the Eagles to a 92-74 victory over Kennesaw State at Alico Arena on Saturday.

Next up:
Mercer home to USC Upstate, Saturday, February 4
Florida Gulf Coast at Jacksonville, Saturday, February 4

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