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Bears face Jacksonville Dolphins: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Mercer BearsJacksonville Dolphins
Feb 18, 3:15 PM | Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Mercer Bears vs Jacksonville Dolphins Odds


The Mercer Bears will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Dolphins in Jacksonville at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.

This season, the Dolphins are 6-20 overall and 0-0 ATS ATS, while the Bears are 20-7 and 2-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Jacksonville boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and Mercer is 0-3.

View Mercer vs Jacksonville Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Dolphins, most recently No. 299 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bears, who rate No. 82 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-59 victory for the Bears.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Jacksonville's No. 253-ranked offense, averaging 64.3 PPG, against a Bears defense that ranks No. 64 at 62.3 PPG. The Dolphins field goal percentage has averaged 41.1% so far, less than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.2% per game.

Defensively, Mercer features the nation's No. 126-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.2 points per game. Jacksonville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 303 nationally in scoring at home.

Mercer was a 61-57 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Kennesaw State. The Bears grabbed a 61-57 win over the Owls on Friday, behind a 17-point effort from Jakob Gollon at KSU Convocation Center.

Last time out for Jacksonville, they were a 61-55 winner as they battled East Tennessee State on the road. Aloys Cabell scored 26 points for Jacksonville on Monday, leading the Dolphins to a 61-55 win over East Tennessee State at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.

Next up:
Mercer at North Florida, Monday, February 20
Jacksonville home to Kennesaw State, Monday, February 20