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Chattanooga Moccasins home to Mercer Bears in NCAA Basketball betting action

Mercer BearsChattanooga Moccasins
Dec 16, 3:00 PM | McKenzie Arena

Mercer Bears vs Chattanooga Moccasins Odds


Mercer pays a visit to Chattanooga on Sunday, hoping to send the Moccasins to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at McKenzie Arena.

Supporters of the Bears have watched them go 5-5 and 0-3 ATS on the year, while the Moccasins are at 2-7 and 2-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Moccasins are 1-3, while the Bears have a 2-0 mark.

View Mercer vs Chattanooga Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Moccasins sit at No. 138 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bears sit at No. 117 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bears will win this game 66-56.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chattanooga has the nation's No. 263-rated offensive output, at 63.4 PPG. The visiting Bears defense ranks No. 9 allowing on average 54.2 PPG. The Moccasins FG% has averaged 38.7% so far, less than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.8% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Mercer owns the country's No. 94-rated mark, allowing 65.4 points per game on the highway. Chattanooga, on the other hand, rates No. 290 in scoring at home.

Mercer was a 65-46 winner in their most recent outing at home against Alabama A&M. Mercer got 14 points from Daniel Coursey en route to a 65-46 victory over Alabama A&M on Saturday at Mercer University Center.

Chattanooga was an 80-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against LSU. They covered the 19.5-point spread as underdogs. Z. Mason scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Moccasins to a win (they lost 80-67 to LSU at Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Tuesday).

Chattanooga Moccasins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Reinhardt are 1-0
After a loss are 2-8

A few Bears at Moccasins trends to consider:
Chattanooga is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Chattanooga is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Chattanooga is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Mercer at Georgia, Tuesday, December 18
Chattanooga home to Reinhardt, Friday, December 21