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East Tennessee State Buccaneers take on Bears in college basketball test

East Tennessee State BuccaneersMercer Bears
Feb 6, 7:00 PM | Mercer University Center

East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs Mercer Bears Odds

12-10TEAM RECORD18-7

The Mercer Bears host East Tennessee State on Monday, looking to build on their 18-7 mark against the 12-10 Buccaneers in college hoops action at Mercer University Center.

The Buccaneers will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 0-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bears are 2-1 ATS. East Tennessee State is 0-0 against the total, while Mercer is 0-3 versus the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bears at No. 89 and the Buccaneers at No. 199 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-70 result in favor of the Bears.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Buccaneers is ranked No. 176 in NCAA hoops at 34.7 per game. Contrast that with Mercer’s No. 205 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Mercer is the No. 89-ranked team in the country at 7.1 per game, while East Tennessee State rates No. 328 at 4.3 per game.

Defensively, East Tennessee State features the nation's No. 83-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.9 points per game. Mercer, meanwhile, comes in at No. 209 nationally in scoring at home.

East Tennessee State was a 64-59 winner in its last match on the road against Kennesaw State. The Buccaneers got 19 points from Adam Sollazzo as East Tennessee State ran past Kennesaw State 64-59 on Saturday at KSU Convocation Center.

In their last action, Mercer was a 61-47 winner at home against USC Upstate. The Bears grabbed a 61-47 win over the Spartans on Saturday, behind a 13-point effort from Langston Hall at Mercer University Center.

Next up:
East Tennessee State home to North Florida, Saturday, February 11
Mercer at Kennesaw State, Friday, February 10