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Mercer Bears take on Bison in college basketball test

Mercer BearsLipscomb Bison
March 3, 9:00 PM | Mercer University Center

Mercer Bears vs Lipscomb Bison Odds

14-17TEAM RECORD17-12

Mercer University Center will host Bison vs. Bears action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

It's a game in the Atlantic Sun Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Mercer University Center.

The Bison bring a 17-12 record (2-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-17 Bears, who are 2-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Lipscomb go 1-1 so far and the Bears go 1-3.

View Mercer vs Lipscomb Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bison sit at No. 110 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bears sit at No. 225 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bison will win this game 74-70.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Lipscomb's No. 28 nationally ranked offense (76.7 points per game) against a Bears defense that sits as the No. 192 at 68.2 PPG. The Bison have been averaging 45.7% from the field, more than the Bears have managed so far this season (41.7% on average).

Defensively, Mercer features the nation's No. 245-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.5 points per game. Lipscomb, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Mercer, they were a 68-67 winner as they battled Lipscomb at home. Mercer earned a 68-67 victory over Lipscomb on Saturday, getting 20 points from Brian Mills at Mercer University Center.

Lipscomb was a 68-67 loser in its last match on the road against Mercer. Josh Slater scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Bison to a win (they lost 68-67 to Mercer at Mercer University Center on Saturday).