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Mercer Bears battle vs USC Upstate Spartans highlights college basketball odds menu

USC Upstate SpartansMercer Bears
Jan 19, 4:30 PM | Mercer University Center

USC Upstate Spartans vs Mercer Bears Odds

9-9TEAM RECORD11-8

The Mercer Bears will hit the floor running against the visiting USC Upstate Spartans Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Bears sport records of 11-8 and 0-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Spartans have 9-9 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-0 for the Bears and 0-0 for the Spartans.

View USC Upstate vs Mercer Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 177 (Bears) and the No. 111 (Spartans) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 69-68 result in favor of the Spartans has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spartans rank No. 144 in NCAA Division 1 with 36 per game. That compares with Mercer’s No. 276 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Mercer is college basketball's No. 97-ranked team at 7 per game, while the Spartans rate No. 118 with 6.7 per game.

Defensively, USC Upstate features the nation's No. 146-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.6 points per game. Mercer, meanwhile, comes in at No. 266 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for USC Upstate, they were a 66-54 winner as they battled Kennesaw State on the road. USC Upstate got 17 points from Torrey Craig en route to a 66-54 victory over Kennesaw State on Thursday at KSU Convocation Center.

Mercer was a 78-59 winner in its last match at home against East Tennessee State. Mercer earned a 78-59 victory over East Tennessee State on Thursday, getting 18 points from Travis Smith at Mercer University Center.

Next up:
USC Upstate home to North Florida, Thursday, January 24
Mercer at Northern Kentucky, Thursday, January 24

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