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Mercer Bears Visit Tennessee Volunteers in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Mercer Bears


Tennessee Volunteers
Monday, December 22, 2014 7:00 PM ET
Thompson-Boling Arena

Mercer Bears will go to the free throw line vs Tennessee Volunteers on Monday, hoping to boost its 6-5 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Mercer Bears vs Tennessee Volunteers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Mercer Bears opened as 11.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total was set to open a bit later (check out [custom:bodog] for the latest situation).

Mercer Bears vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Tennessee Volunteers are 5-4 overall and 1-7-1 ATS, while the Mercer Bears are 6-5 and 2-4-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, Tennessee boasts a 3-6 on the OU, and Mercer is 1-2.

The Volunteers - Bears odds would favor the Volunteers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tennessee is rated No. 174 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Mercer is at No. 244.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bears blew out Bethune-Cookman on Friday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 67-46 win at Mercer University Center.

The Volunteers got 19 points from Josh Richardson as Tennessee ran past Tennessee Tech 61-58 on Friday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Mercer Bears vs Tennessee Volunteers Betting Odds Trends

Tennessee is 1-7-2 ATS in its last 10 games
Tennessee is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games
Tennessee is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Mercer at Georgia, Saturday, December 27th
Tennessee at Tennessee State, Saturday, December 27th