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Mercer BearsGeorgia Bulldogs
Dec 18, 11:30 AM | Stegeman Coliseum

Mercer Bears vs Georgia Bulldogs Odds

6-5TEAM RECORD2-7

Georgia looks to cover the Bulldogs-Bears pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 2-7 mark when they host Mercer in college basketball wagering action.

This season, the Bulldogs are 2-7 overall and 2-5 ATS ATS, while the Bears are 6-5 and 0-3 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Georgia boasts a 3-4 on the OU, and Mercer is 2-0.

View Mercer vs Georgia Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 201-ranked Bulldogs and the No. 126-rated Bears in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 64-55 win for the Bears on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Georgia has the nation's No. 308-rated offensive output, at 59.1 PPG. The visiting Bears defense ranks No. 9 allowing on average 54.1 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 39.5% so far, less than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.8% per game.

Defensively, Mercer features the nation's No. 59-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.3 points per game. Georgia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 301 nationally in scoring at home.

Mercer was a 63-53 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Chattanooga. Mercer earned a 63-53 victory over Chattanooga on Sunday, getting 19 points from Langston Hall at McKenzie Arena.

Georgia lost its last outing, an 81-78 result against Iona on December 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite. Georgia suffered an 81-78 loss against Iona on Saturday, getting 18 points from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in a losing effort at Stegeman Coliseum.

Georgia Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing USC are 0-1
After a loss are 3-7

A few Bears at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Georgia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Mercer
Georgia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Mercer
Georgia is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Mercer at Alabama, Saturday, December 22
Georgia home to USC, Saturday, December 22

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