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Old Dominion Monarchs vs Mercer Bears CIT tournament Preview

Mercer BearsOld Dominion Monarchs
March 21, 7:00 PM | Ted Constant Center

Mercer Bears vs Old Dominion Monarchs Odds

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Mercer takes on the Old Dominion Monarchs on Wednesday in CIT tournament quarterfinal odds action.

The Bears will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 4-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Monarchs are 16-13-2 ATS. Mercer is 0-7 on the totals; Old Dominion is 17-12-1.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 23 (Monarchs) and the No. 104 (Bears) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 70-68 result in favor of the Bears has been projected by the scores prediction engine.


How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Old Dominion has the nation's No. 224-rated offensive output, at 65.6 PPG. The visiting Bears defense ranks No. 60 allowing on average 62.5 PPG. The Monarchs FG% has averaged 40.4% so far, less than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.

Defensively, Mercer features the nation's No. 159-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.4 points per game. Old Dominion, meanwhile, comes in at No. 216 nationally in scoring at home.

Mercer was a 64-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against Georgia State. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Justin Cecil scored 19 points leading the Bears to a 64-59 victory over Georgia State at Mercer University Center on Saturday.

Old Dominion won its last outing, a 65-56 result against USC Upstate on March 18. They earned a push in that game as a 9-point favorite. Old Dominion earned a 65-56 victory over USC Upstate on Sunday, getting 19 points from Kent Bazemore at Ted Constant Center.