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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Mercer Bears Over Furman Paladins

Furman Paladins


Mercer Bears
Thursday, January 15, 2015 7:00 PM ET
Mercer University Center

The Mercer Bears will hit the floor running against the away Furman Paladins Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Furman Paladins vs Mercer Bears Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Mercer sat as -12-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook [custom:bol-link

Furman Paladins vs Mercer Bears Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Mercer Bears currently sport a 9-9 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-5-1 ATS. The Furman Paladins are 4-11 and 7-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mercer Bears produce a 6-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Furman Paladins have gone 1-3-1 against the totals betting line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 241-rated Furman Paladins taking on the No. 141-rated Mercer Bears in this contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Stephen Croone scored 21 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 83-73 against VMI in college basketball action at Timmons Arena.

Mercer cruised to victory on Saturday, running The Citadel out of the gym and running up a 74-51 score at Mercer University Center.

Furman Paladins vs Mercer Bears Betting Odds Trends

Furman is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Furman is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road

Next Betting Matchups

Furman at The Citadel, Saturday, January 17th
Mercer at Samford, Saturday, January 17th