Mercer Bears visit USC Upstate Spartans in college basketball clash
Mercer Bears vs USC Upstate Spartans Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between USC Upstate and Mercer on Thursday, with the host Spartans trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Spartans are 13-13 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs. the number. The Bears, meanwhile, are 16-9 and 0-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen USC Upstate go 0-0 and the Bears go 2-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Spartans rated this week at No. 111 and the Bears sitting at No. 174. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 70-69 result in favor of the Bears.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature USC Upstate's No. 105-rated squad against Mercer's No. 293-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, USC Upstate rates No. 132 in the country with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 114 nationally with 6.8 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Mercer owns the country's No. 36-rated mark, allowing 61.8 points per game on the highway. USC Upstate, on the other hand, rates No. 60 in scoring at home.
Mercer was a 64-44 winner in their most recent outing at home against North Florida. The battle between the Bears and Ospreys didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as North Florida was handed a 64-44 defeat on Saturday at Mercer University Center.
USC Upstate lost its last outing, a 74-49 result against Florida Gulf Coast on February 9. The Spartans were hammered by Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday, losing by a 74-49 final at Alico Arena in college basketball betting action.
Mercer at East Tennessee State, Saturday, February 16
USC Upstate home to Kennesaw State, Saturday, February 16