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Mercer Bears visit Stetson Hatters in NCAAB hoops battle

Mercer BearsStetson Hatters
Jan 28, 3:15 PM | Edmunds Center

Mercer Bears vs Stetson Hatters Odds


Edmunds Center will host Hatters vs. Bears action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Hatters currently sports a 7-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-0 ATS. The Bears are 15-7 and 2-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hatters produce a 1-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bears have gone 0-3 against the number.

View Mercer vs Stetson Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Hatters, most recently No. 211 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bears, who rate No. 79 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 76-63 victory for the Bears.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bears is ranked No. 180 in NCAA hoops at 34.7 per game. Contrast that with Stetson’s No. 67 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Stetson is the No. 47-ranked team in the country at 7.8 per game, while Mercer rates No. 99 at 7 per game.

Defensively, Mercer features the nation's No. 152-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.7 points per game. Stetson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 146 nationally in scoring at home.

Mercer was a 75-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against Jacksonville. Justin Cecil scored 16 points leading the Bears to a 75-65 victory over Jacksonville at Mercer University Center on Monday.

Stetson lost its last outing, a 75-45 result against Savannah State on January 23. Stetson was run off the court by the Tigers on Monday as Savannah State routed them 75-45 at Tiger Arena.

Next up:
Mercer at Florida Gulf Coast, Monday, January 30
Stetson home to Kennesaw State, Monday, January 30