Mercer Bears visit Kennesaw State Owls in college basketball clash
Mercer Bears vs Kennesaw State Owls Odds
The Kennesaw State Owls will hit the floor running against the visiting Mercer Bears Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Owls sit at 1-13 (0-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bears are currently 9-6 (0-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Kennesaw State is 0-0 OU, and Mercer is 2-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Owls rated this week at No. 342 and the Bears sitting at No. 147. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 65-49 result in favor of the Bears.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Kennesaw State's No. 341-rated squad against Mercer's No. 267-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Kennesaw State rates No. 295 in the country with 4.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 100 nationally with 6.9 per match.
Defensively, Mercer features the nation's No. 46-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.1 points per game. Kennesaw State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 343 nationally in scoring at home.
Mercer was a 77-70 winner in its last match at home against Florida Gulf Coast. The Bears grabbed a 77-70 win over the Eagles on Wednesday, behind a 21-point effort from Travis Smith at Mercer University Center.
Kennesaw State was a 70-60 loser in their most recent outing at home against Stetson. Kennesaw State suffered a 70-60 loss against Stetson on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Markeith Cummings in a losing effort at KSU Convocation Center.
Mercer at North Florida, Thursday, January 10
Kennesaw State at Jacksonville, Thursday, January 10