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Mercer Bears vs Niagara Purple Eagles Betting Matchup Report

Niagara Purple EaglesMercer Bears
Nov 22, 7:00 PM | Mercer University Center

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Mercer Bears Odds


Niagara pays a visit to Mercer on Tuesday, hoping to send the Bears to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Mercer University Center.

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

View Niagara vs Mercer Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 9 (Bears) and the No. 180 (Purple Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 78-60 result in favor of the Bears has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Mercer's No. 129-rated squad against Niagara's No. 94-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Mercer rates No. 166 in the country with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 292 nationally with 4.3 per match.

Defensively, Niagara features the nation's No. 292-rated defense on the road, allowing 81 points per game. Mercer, meanwhile, comes in at No. 274 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Niagara, they were a 79-71 loser as they battled South Dakota State on the road. They earned a push in the match as an 8-point underdog. Antoine Mason went off for 26 points and added 5 rebounds but it wasn't enough as South Dakota State handed Niagara a 79-71 defeat at Mercer University Center.

Mercer was a 60-38 winner in their most recent outing at home against Sam Houston State. They covered the 9–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Bears and Bearkats didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Sam Houston State was handed a 60-38 defeat on Monday at Mercer University Center.

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Purple Eagles at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Niagara's last 7 games on the road
Niagara is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road

Next up:
Niagara home to Sam Houston State, Wednesday, November 23
Mercer home to South Dakota State, Wednesday, November 23