Wake Forest Demon Deacons host Mercer Bears in college basketball action
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.
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
Mercer home to Furman, Sunday, November 25
Wake Forest home to William & Mary, Friday, November 23