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Navy Midshipmen vs Mercer Bears Betting Matchup Report

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Dec 30, 7:00 PM | Alumni Hall

Mercer Bears vs Navy Midshipmen Odds


Navy looks to cover the Midshipmen-Bears pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 3-9 mark when they host Mercer in college basketball action.

The Midshipmen are 3-9 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs. the number. The Bears, meanwhile, are 8-6 and 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Navy go 0-0 and the Bears go 0-3 on the totals.

View Mercer vs Navy Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Midshipmen rated this week at No. 283 and the Bears sitting at No. 62. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 67-60 result in favor of the Bears.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bears is ranked No. 158 in NCAA hoops at 35.7 per game. Contrast that with Navy’s No. 286 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Navy is the No. 243-ranked team in the country at 5.4 per game, while Mercer rates No. 95 at 7.1 per game.

Defensively, Mercer features the nation's No. 171-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.9 points per game. Navy, meanwhile, comes in at No. 251 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Mercer was a 68-62 loser on the road against Tulsa. Mercer suffered a 68-62 loss against Tulsa on Wednesday, getting 12 points from Jakob Gollon in a losing effort at Reynolds Center.

Navy was a 58-42 loser in its last match on the road against Presbyterian. The Midshipmen endured a 58-42 loss at the hands of the Blue Hose on Thursday, despite a 21-point effort from J.J. Avila at Furman Pinson Arena.

Next up:
Mercer home to Florida Gulf Coast, Monday, January 2
Navy home to Norfolk State, Sunday, January 1