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Mercer Bears host Lipscomb Bison in college basketball action

Lipscomb BisonMercer Bears
Feb 26, 4:30 PM | Mercer University Center

Lipscomb Bison vs Mercer Bears Odds

17-11TEAM RECORD13-17

Lipscomb travels to Mercer on Saturday, hoping to boost its 17-11 record with a victory over the Bears.

The Bears sit at 13-17 (2-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bison are currently 17-11 (2-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Mercer is 1-3 OU, and Lipscomb is 1-1 OU.

View Lipscomb vs Mercer Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bears - Bison odds would favor the Bison if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Mercer is rated No. 228 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Lipscomb is at No. 119. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 75-70 win for the Bison.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Mercer has the nation's No. 234-rated offensive output, at 66.9 PPG. The visiting Bison defense ranks No. 304 allowing on average 74 PPG. The Bears FG% has averaged 41.6% so far, less than the Bison marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Lipscomb owns the country's No. 253-rated mark, allowing 74.2 points per game on the highway. Mercer, on the other hand, rates No. 294 in scoring at home.

Lipscomb won its last outing, an 82-67 result against Kennesaw State on February 24. Jordan Burgason scored 21 points leading the Bison to an 82-67 victory over Kennesaw State at KSU Convocation Center on Thursday.

Mercer lost its last outing, a 75-64 result against Belmont on February 24. Mercer suffered a 75-64 loss against Belmont on Thursday, getting 15 points from Brian Mills in a losing effort at Mercer University Center.