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Southern Tournament - Mercer Bears visit East Tennessee State Buccaneers in NCAA College Basketball Betting

The East Tennessee State Buccaneers will be trying to slam the Mercer Bears on Saturday when the teams tip off at U.S. Cellular Center in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The East Tennessee State Buccaneers were listed as -6.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Mercer Bears vs East Tennessee State Buccaneers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The East Tennessee State Buccaneers sit at 24-7 (15-13 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Mercer Bears are currently 15-16 (17-10 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? East Tennessee State is 13-15 OU, and Mercer is 13-14 OU.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 34-ranked East Tennessee State Buccaneers and the No. 73-rated Mercer Bears in this matchup.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jordan Strawberry poured in a team-high 32 points for Mercer on Monday, as they defeated Samford 88-79 at Hawkins Arena.

The Buccaneers endured a 72-66 loss at the hands of the Spartans on Monday, despite a 18-point effort from Hanner Mosquera-Perea at Greensboro Coliseum.