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Furman Paladins Host the Mercer Bears in NCAA College Basketball Action

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Mercer Bears were listed as 5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Mercer Bears vs Furman Paladins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Mercer Bears will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 3-5-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Furman Paladins are 7-2 ATS. Mercer Bears are 6-3 on betting the total; Furman Paladins are 5-4.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 81-rated Furman Paladins and the No. 170-ranked Mercer Bears, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bears endured a 74-55 loss at the hands of the Buccaneers on Sunday, despite a 12-point effort from Ria'n Holland at Hawkins Arena.

Furman cruised to victory on Thursday, running The Citadel out of the gym and running up a 107-67 score at Timmons Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Furman is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Furman is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Furman is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Mercer
  • Furman is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Mercer

Next Betting Matchups

Mercer at Western Carolina, Wednesday, January 10th
Furman at Chattanooga, Wednesday, January 10th