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Mercer Bears host Lipscomb Bison in college basketball action

Lipscomb BisonMercer Bears
Feb 23, 7:30 PM | Mercer University Center

Lipscomb Bison vs Mercer Bears Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Mercer and Lipscomb on Thursday, with the host Bears trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Mercer battles the Bison, currently sitting with a 12-16 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-3 for the Bears and 0-0 for the Bison.

View Lipscomb vs Mercer Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bears sit at No. 84 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bison sit at No. 182 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bears will win this game 76-69.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bison rank No. 119 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.6 per game. That compares with Mercer’s No. 209 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Mercer is college basketball's No. 120-ranked team at 6.7 per game, while the Bison rate No. 47 with 7.8 per game.

Defensively, Lipscomb features the nation's No. 327-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.4 points per game. Mercer, meanwhile, comes in at No. 223 nationally in scoring at home.

Lipscomb lost its last outing, a 66-57 result against East Tennessee State on February 20. Martin Smith scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Bison to a win (they lost 66-57 to East Tennessee State at Allen Arena on Monday).

In their last action, Mercer was a 75-66 loser on the road against North Florida. Mercer got 17 points from Langston Hall but lost anyway, 75-66, to North Florida on Monday at UNF Arena.

Next up:
Lipscomb at Kennesaw State, Saturday, February 25
Mercer home to Belmont, Saturday, February 25