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Wake Forest Demon Deacons host Mercer Bears in college basketball action

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Nov 19, 1:30 PM | Sports and Fitness Center

Mercer Bears vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds


The Wake Forest Demon Deacons host Mercer on Monday, looking to build on their 1-2 mark against the 2-2 Bears in college hoops action at Sports and Fitness Center.

Sports and Fitness Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

The Demon Deacons currently sports a 1-2 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-1 ATS. The Bears are 2-2 and 0-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Demon Deacons produce a 1-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bears have gone 1-0 against the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Demon Deacons at No. 169 and the Bears at No. 85 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-56 result in favor of the Bears.


How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bears rank No. 251 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.2 per game. That compares with Wake Forest’s No. 248 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Wake Forest is college basketball's No. 238-ranked team at 5 per game, while the Bears rate No. 174 with 6 per game.

Defensively, Mercer features the nation's No. 84-rated defense on the road, allowing 52 points per game. Wake Forest, meanwhile, comes in at No. 115 nationally in scoring at home.

Mercer was a 62-36 loser in their most recent outing at home against Illinois-Chicago. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Flames and Bears didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Mercer was handed a 62-36 defeat on Saturday at Sports and Fitness Center.

Wake Forest was a 94-68 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Iona. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Wake Forest was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Iona and falling by a 94-68 score at Sports and Fitness Center.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing William & Mary are 2-0
After a loss are 2-8

A few Bears at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
Wake Forest is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Mercer home to Furman, Sunday, November 25
Wake Forest home to William & Mary, Friday, November 23