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Tennessee State TigersMercer Bears
March 13, 7:00 PM | Mercer University Center

Tennessee State Tigers vs Mercer Bears Odds

20-12TEAM RECORD22-11

Tennessee State travels to Mercer on Tuesday, hoping to boost its 20-12 record with a victory over the Bears in the first round of the CIT tournament.

This season, the Bears are 22-11 overall and 2-3 ATS ATS, while the Tigers are 20-12 and 14-12-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Mercer boasts a 0-5 on the OU, and Tennessee State is 14-13.

View Tennessee State vs Mercer Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Mercer in this one will find them as 6-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bears at No. 104 and the Tigers at No. 183 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 72-68 result in favor of the Bears.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Tigers rank No. 193 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.2 per game. That compares with Mercer’s No. 187 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Mercer is college basketball's No. 114-ranked team at 6.7 per game, while the Tigers rate No. 182 with 6.1 per game.

Defensively, Tennessee State features the nation's No. 110-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.8 points per game. Mercer, meanwhile, comes in at No. 270 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Tennessee State, they were a 54-52 loser as they battled Murray State on the road. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. The Tigers endured a 54-52 loss at the hands of the Racers on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Robert Covington at Municipal Auditorium.

Mercer was a 62-58 loser in its last match at home against Florida Gulf Coast. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites. Jakob Gollon scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 62-58 to Florida Gulf Coast at Mercer University Center on Friday).

Tennessee State Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After playing Murray State are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Tigers at Bears trends to consider:
Tennessee State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tennessee State's last 7 games on the road
Tennessee State is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road