Jacksonville Dolphins take on Bears in NCAA basketball test
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