Mercer Bears visit Stetson Hatters in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Mercer Bears vs Stetson Hatters Odds
Edmunds Center will host Stetson Hatters vs. Mercer Bears action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
Stetson will face the 20-10 Bears, who own a 0-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Hatters are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bears are 2-0 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hatters at No. 219 and the Bears at No. 142 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-65 result in favor of the Bears.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Stetson's No. 93-ranked offense, averaging 71.1 PPG, against a Bears defense that ranks No. 15 at 57.1 PPG. The Hatters field goal percentage has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.9% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Mercer owns the country's No. 20-rated mark, allowing 61.1 points per game on the highway. Stetson, on the other hand, rates No. 60 in scoring at home.
Mercer was a 60-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Florida Gulf Coast. Travis Smith scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 60-57 to Florida Gulf Coast at Alico Arena on Thursday).
In their last action, Stetson was a 91-77 winner at home against Kennesaw State. Stetson earned a 91-77 victory over Kennesaw State on Thursday, getting 24 points from Aaron Graham at Edmunds Center.