Jacksonville Dolphins vs Mercer Bears Odds
The Mercer Bears will try to cover the spread at Mercer University Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the Jacksonville Dolphins in NCAA basketball action.
Mercer battles the Dolphins, currently sitting with a 12-12 mark (2-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-0 for the Bears and 1-0 for the Dolphins.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 180 (Bears) and the No. 291 (Dolphins) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 71-62 result in favor of the Bears has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Dolphins rank No. 162 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.3 per game. That compares with Mercer’s No. 294 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Mercer is college basketball's No. 107-ranked team at 6.8 per game, while the Dolphins rate No. 258 with 5.3 per game.
Defensively, Jacksonville features the nation's No. 303-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.9 points per game. Mercer, meanwhile, comes in at No. 233 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Jacksonville was an 81-78 loser at home against Florida Gulf Coast. Jacksonville suffered an 81-78 loss against Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday, getting 16 points from Jarvis Haywood in a losing effort at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
In their last action, Mercer was a 66-42 winner at home against Kennesaw State. The Bears blew out Kennesaw State on Friday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 66-42 win at Mercer University Center.
Jacksonville at Kennesaw State, Saturday, February 9
Mercer home to North Florida, Saturday, February 9