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College Basketball Matchup - Mercer Bears Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Odds Preview

Florida Gulf Coast EaglesMercer Bears
Jan 2, 7:30 PM | Mercer University Center

Florida Gulf Coast Eagles vs Mercer Bears Odds

5-7TEAM RECORD9-6

Florida Gulf Coast pays a visit to Mercer on Monday, hoping to send the Bears to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Mercer University Center.

This season, the Bears are 9-6 overall and 2-1 ATS ATS, while the Eagles are 5-7 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Mercer boasts a 0-3 on the OU, and Florida Gulf Coast is 0-0.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bears, most recently No. 79 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Eagles, who rate No. 92 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-69 victory for the Bears.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 145 in NCAA hoops at 35.9 per game. Contrast that with Mercer’s No. 174 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Mercer is the No. 107-ranked team in the country at 6.9 per game, while Florida Gulf Coast rates No. 81 at 7.2 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Florida Gulf Coast owns the country's No. 90-rated mark, allowing 66.5 points per game on the highway. Mercer, on the other hand, rates No. 286 in scoring at home.

Florida Gulf Coast was an 84-72 winner in its last match at home against Maine. Florida Gulf Coast earned an 84-72 victory over Maine on Thursday, getting 20 points from Christophe Varidel at Alico Arena.

Last time out for Mercer, they were a 65-56 winner as they battled Navy on the road. Mercer earned a 65-56 victory over Navy on Friday, getting 12 points from Jakob Gollon at Alumni Hall.

Next up:
Florida Gulf Coast at Kennesaw State, Wednesday, January 4
Mercer home to Stetson, Wednesday, January 4

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