Mercer Bears vs Lipscomb Bison Odds
Allen Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Lipscomb Bison and the visiting Mercer Bears in college hoops action on Saturday.
Supporters of the Bears have watched them go 12-9 and 0-3 ATS on the year, while the Bison are at 8-11 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Bison are 0-0, while the Bears have a 2-0 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 255-rated Bison and the No. 171-ranked Bears, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 71-57 result in favor of the Bears.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Lipscomb's No. 169-ranked scoring average of 68.3 PPG, against a Bears defense rated No. 23 and allowing 58.1 PPG. The Bison FG% has averaged 42.9% to date this season, more than the Bears shooters have managed so far (41.3% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Mercer owns the country's No. 33-rated mark, allowing 61.6 points per game on the highway. Lipscomb, on the other hand, rates No. 112 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Mercer, they were a 63-46 loser as they battled Northern Kentucky on the road. Mercer suffered a 63-46 loss against Northern Kentucky on Thursday, getting 16 points from Bud Thomas in a losing effort at The Bank of Kentucky Center.
In their last action, Lipscomb was a 79-72 winner at home against Kennesaw State. Lipscomb got 21 points and 12 rebounds from Malcolm Smith en route to a 79-72 victory over Kennesaw State on Thursday at Allen Arena.
Mercer home to Kennesaw State, Friday, February 1
Lipscomb at USC Upstate, Thursday, January 31