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Mercer Bears vs Georgia State Panthers CIT tournament Betting Preview

Georgia State PanthersMercer Bears
March 17, 4:00 PM | Mercer University Center

Georgia State Panthers vs Mercer Bears Odds

22-11TEAM RECORD23-11

A CIT tournament betting battle sees the visiting Panthers travelling to Mercer Saturday to take on the Bears on Saturday.

Mercer battles the Panthers, currently sitting with a 22-11 mark (15-14 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-6 for the Bears and 12-17 for the Panthers.

View Georgia State vs Mercer Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bears at No. 104 and the Panthers at No. 78 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-70 result in favor of the Panthers.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Panthers is ranked No. 94 in NCAA hoops at 36.1 per game. Contrast that with Mercer’s No. 178 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Mercer is the No. 113-ranked team in the country at 6.7 per game, while Georgia State rates No. 266 at 5.2 per game.

Defensively, Georgia State features the nation's No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.1 points per game. Mercer, meanwhile, comes in at No. 265 nationally in scoring at home.

Georgia State was a 74-43 winner in their most recent outing at home against Tennessee Tech. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Panthers and Golden Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Tennessee Tech was handed a 74-43 defeat on Tuesday at GSU Sports Arena.

Last time out for Mercer, they were a 68-60 winner as they battled Tennessee State at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. The Bears grabbed a 68-60 win over the Tigers on Tuesday, behind a 19-point effort from Justin Cecil at Mercer University Center.