Mercer Bears vs Patriots College Hoops Game Preview
Mercer Bears vs George Mason Patriots Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Mercer when they take on the George Mason Patriots on Friday in college hoops betting action.
The game is being played at Sports and Fitness Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Patriots sit at 1-1 (1-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bears are currently 2-0 (0-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? George Mason is 1-0 OU, and Mercer is 0-0 OU.
The Patriots were listed as 1-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 104-rated Mercer taking on the No. 77-rated Patriots in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 91-54 win for the Bears on Friday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits George Mason's No. 293-ranked offense, averaging 59.5 PPG, against a Bears defense that ranks No. 3 at 30.5 PPG. The Patriots field goal percentage has averaged 46.5% so far, less than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.6% per game.
Defensively, Mercer features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. George Mason, meanwhile, comes in at No. 245 nationally in scoring at home.
Mercer was a 70-25 winner in their most recent outing at home against Oglethorpe. Mercer cruised to victory on Monday, running Oglethorpe out of the gym and running up a 70-25 score at Mercer University Center.
George Mason was a 61-56 loser in its last match on the road against Bucknell. The Patriots endured a 61-56 loss at the hands of the Bison on Tuesday, despite a 16-point effort from Sherrod Wright at Sojka Pavilion.
George Mason Patriots Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After playing Bucknell are 2-2
After a loss are 9-1
A few Bears at Patriots trends to consider:
George Mason is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games
George Mason is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Mercer home to Furman, Sunday, November 25
George Mason home to Boston University, Saturday, November 24