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CIT Tournament semi final odds: Fairfield vs Mercer Betting Preview

Mercer BearsFairfield Stags
March 24, 7:00 PM | Webster Bank Arena

Mercer Bears vs Fairfield Stags Odds

25-11TEAM RECORD22-14

The visiting Mercer Bears hope to advance to the CIT tournament final when they hit the floor at Webster Bank Arena against the Fairfield Stags.

Fairfield battles the Bears, currently sitting with a 25-11 mark (5-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 14-19 for the Stags and 1-7 for the Bears.

View Mercer vs Fairfield Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Stags, most recently No. 117 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bears, who rate No. 104 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 70-69 victory for the Bears.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Fairfield's No. 226 nationally ranked offense (65.5 points per game) against a Bears defense that sits as the No. 65 at 62.8 PPG. The Stags have been averaging 45% from the field, less than the Bears have managed so far this season (45.9% on average).

Defensively, Mercer features the nation's No. 168-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.6 points per game. Fairfield, meanwhile, comes in at No. 284 nationally in scoring at home.

Mercer won its last outing, a 79-73 result against Old Dominion on March 21. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Mercer got 22 points from Justin Cecil en route to a 79-73 victory over Old Dominion on Wednesday at Ted Constant Center.

In their last action, Fairfield was a 67-61 winner at home against Robert Morris. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. Fairfield earned a 67-61 victory over Robert Morris on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Maurice Barrow at Webster Bank Arena.