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Belmont Bruins vs Mercer Bears Betting Preview

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Dec 3, 5:15 PM | Curb Event Center

Mercer Bears vs Belmont Bruins Odds


The Belmont Bruins host Mercer on Saturday, looking to build on their 4-2 mark against the 5-2 Bears in college hoops action at Curb Event Center.

This season, the Bruins are 4-2 overall and 2-2 ATS ATS, while the Bears are 5-2 and 2-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Belmont boasts a 3-1 on the OU, and Mercer is 0-3.

View Mercer vs Belmont Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bruins at No. 23 and the Bears at No. 57 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 88-77 result in favor of the Bruins.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Belmont's No. 9 nationally ranked offense (85.8 points per game) against a Bears defense that sits as the No. 57 at 60.4 PPG. The Bruins have been averaging 48.5% from the field, more than the Bears have managed so far this season (44% on average).

Defensively, Mercer features the nation's No. 110-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.3 points per game. Belmont, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 nationally in scoring at home.

Mercer won its last outing, a 79-72 result against Lipscomb on December 1. Mercer earned a 79-72 victory over Lipscomb on Thursday, getting 22 points from Justin Cecil at Allen Arena.

Belmont was a 98-52 winner in its last match at home against Kennesaw State. Belmont cruised to victory on Thursday, running Kennesaw State out of the gym and running up a 98-52 score at Curb Event Center.

Next up:
Mercer at Samford, Wednesday, December 7
Belmont home to Tennessee State, Tuesday, December 6