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Lipscomb BisonMercer Bears
Feb 29, 8:30 PM | Mercer University Center

Lipscomb Bison vs Mercer Bears Odds

13-17TEAM RECORD21-10

The Bears hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Lipscomb Bison pay a visit to Mercer University Center on the college basketball betting menu.

This game is part of the Atlantic Sun Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings.

The Bears sport records of 21-10 and 2-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bison have 13-17 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-3 for the Bears and 0-0 for the Bison.

View Lipscomb vs Mercer Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Bears installed as 10-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 84-ranked Bears and the No. 182-rated Bison in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-68 win for the Bears on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bison rank No. 108 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.8 per game. That compares with Mercer’s No. 207 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Mercer is college basketball's No. 122-ranked team at 6.6 per game, while the Bison rate No. 53 with 7.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Lipscomb owns the country's No. 317-rated mark, allowing 77.8 points per game on the highway. Mercer, on the other hand, rates No. 247 in scoring at home.

Lipscomb was a 74-71 winner in its last match on the road against Kennesaw State. Lipscomb earned a 74-71 victory over Kennesaw State on Saturday, getting 21 points from Malcolm Smith at KSU Convocation Center.

Mercer was a 62-61 loser in their most recent outing at home against Belmont. Mercer got 17 points from Justin Cecil but lost anyway, 62-61, to Belmont on Saturday at Mercer University Center.

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