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Dec 2, 2:00 PM | Tucker Center

Mercer Bears vs Florida State Seminoles Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Sunday when the Florida State Seminoles try to run the Mercer Bears off the court at Tucker Center in college hoops action.

The Seminoles bring a 4-2 record (3-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-4 Bears, who are 0-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Florida State go 4-0 so far and the Bears go 2-0.

View Mercer vs Florida State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Seminoles sit at No. 187 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bears sit at No. 62 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Seminoles will win this game 75-73.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida State's No. 36 nationally ranked offense (78.3 points per game) against a Bears defense that sits as the No. 8 at 53 PPG. The Seminoles have been averaging 49.4% from the field, more than the Bears have managed so far this season (41.8% on average).

Defensively, Mercer features the nation's No. 134-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.3 points per game. Florida State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 77 nationally in scoring at home.

Mercer lost its last outing, a 76-58 result against New Mexico on November 28. The Bears endured a 76-58 loss at the hands of the Lobos on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from Travis Smith at The Pit.

Florida State was a 77-68 loser in their most recent outing at home against Minnesota. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. The Seminoles endured a 77-68 loss at the hands of the Golden Gophers on Tuesday, despite a 14-point effort from Terrance Shannon at Tucker Center.

Florida State Seminoles Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 2-1
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bears at Seminoles trends to consider:
Florida State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Florida State is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next up:
Mercer at Denver, Wednesday, December 5
Florida State home to Florida, Wednesday, December 5