Kennesaw State Owls vs Mercer Bears Odds
The Mercer Bears will try to cover the spread at Mercer University Center on Friday when they get a visit from the Kennesaw State Owls in NCAA basketball action.
Supporters of the Owls have watched them go 2-19 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Bears are at 13-9 and 0-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Bears are 2-0, while the Owls have a 0-0 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 191-ranked Bears and the No. 345-rated Owls in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 68-53 win for the Bears on Friday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Mercer's No. 292-rated squad against Kennesaw State's No. 339-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Mercer rates No. 100 in the country with 6.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 305 nationally with 4.7 per match.
Defensively, Kennesaw State features the nation's No. 282-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.8 points per game. Mercer, meanwhile, comes in at No. 235 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Kennesaw State was a 64-53 loser on the road against Northern Kentucky. Kennesaw State got 14 points from Aaron Anderson but lost anyway, 64-53, to Northern Kentucky on Saturday at The Bank of Kentucky Center.
Mercer was a 71-65 winner in its last match on the road against Lipscomb. Travis Smith scored 22 points leading the Bears to a 71-65 victory over Lipscomb at Allen Arena on Saturday.
Kennesaw State home to North Florida, Thursday, February 7
Mercer home to Jacksonville, Thursday, February 7