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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets host Mercer Bears in college basketball action

Mercer BearsGeorgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Dec 22, 7:00 PM | Alexander Memorial Coliseum

Mercer Bears vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Odds


The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Bears at Alexander Memorial Coliseum in NCAAB action.

The Yellow Jackets bring a 7-4 record (3-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-5 Bears, who are 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Georgia Tech go 3-4 so far and the Bears go 0-3.

View Mercer vs Georgia Tech Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Yellow Jackets at No. 27 and the Bears at No. 41 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-68 result in favor of the Yellow Jackets.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Georgia Tech's No. 234-ranked offense, averaging 65.5 PPG, against a Bears defense that ranks No. 166 at 65.9 PPG. The Yellow Jackets field goal percentage has averaged 46.1% so far, more than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.

Defensively, Mercer features the nation's No. 209-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Georgia Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 173 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Mercer, they were a 72-58 loser as they battled Georgia on the road. Mercer suffered a 72-58 loss against Georgia on Tuesday, getting 16 points from Langston Hall in a losing effort at Stegeman Coliseum.

Georgia Tech was a 65-54 winner in their most recent outing at home against Alabama A&M. The Yellow Jackets got a 21-point performance from Glen Rice Jr., who added 10 rebounds, as Georgia Tech ran past Alabama A&M 65-54 on Monday at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Alabama A&M are 1-0
After a win are 4-6

A few Bears at Yellow Jackets trends to consider:
Georgia Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Georgia Tech is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Mercer at Tulsa, Wednesday, December 28
Georgia Tech at Fordham, Thursday, December 29