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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Mercer Bears Underdogs vs Samford Bulldogs

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Mercer Bears vs Samford Bulldogs battle Wednesday at Pete Hanna Center as the Bulldogs look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Samford Bulldogs betting line as -5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Mercer Bears vs Samford Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Samford Bulldogs are 12-5 so far on the season, and 6-4 ATS vs the number. The Mercer Bears, meanwhile, are 7-10 and 7-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Samford go 6-4 and the Mercer Bears go 8-5 on betting totals.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 150 (Samford) and the No. 243 (Mercer) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bears endured a 67-58 loss at the hands of the Buccaneers on Saturday, despite a 24-point effort from Ria'n Holland at Hawkins Arena.

Samford got 25 points from Wyatt Walker en route to a 91-89 victory over Wofford on Sunday at Pete Hanna Center.

Betting Trends
  • Samford is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Samford is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Samford is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Mercer
  • Samford is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Mercer

Next Betting Matchups

Mercer home to Chattanooga, Saturday, January 14th
Samford at The Citadel, Saturday, January 14th