The stage has been set for Saturday’s Atlantic Sun Championship showdown between the No.1 Mercer Bears and the No.2 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles after both teams cruised through their first two games in this tournament.
The Bears hammered Lipscomb 82-48 as 14-point favorites in the first round, but had to settle for a PUSH as 8-point favorites in a 72-64 win over USC-Upstate. The Eagles covered as 5.5-point favorites in a 73-63 victory over North Florida and made it 2-0 against the spread with a 72-58 romp against Stetson as 6.5-point favorites.
Bovada did not post a line for the two regular season meetings between these two, but each team grinded out a tight win at home, so you can pretty much expect this matchup to remain close right down to the final buzzer.
The Bears sport records of 23-10 and 2-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Eagles have 23-10 and 3-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-1 for the Bears and 1-2 for the Eagles. Watch for the opening lines at 5Dimes.