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Mercer Bears take on Paladins in NCAA Basketball Betting

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Timmons Arena Monday as the Furman Paladins look to beat the odds vs the Mercer Bears in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Furman Paladins betting line opened as -5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Mercer Bears vs Furman Paladins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 8-6 and 4-0-1 ATS Furman Paladins will face the 6-8 Mercer Bears, who own a 5-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Furman Paladins are 3-2 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Mercer Bears are 7-3.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Furman Paladins rated this week at No. 119 and the Mercer Bears sitting at No. 279.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bears got 23 points from Ria'n Holland, but it was Wofford that prevailed in a 88-71 final on Saturday at Benjamin Johnson Arena.

The Citadel was victimized for 21 points and 21 rebounds by Kris Acox as the Paladins bested the Bulldogs 83-68 in college basketball action on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Furman is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Furman is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games at home
  • Furman is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Mercer
  • Furman is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Mercer

Next Betting Matchups

Mercer home to VMI, Thursday, January 5th
Furman at Samford, Thursday, January 5th