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Owls visit Mercer Bears in college basketball clash

Kennesaw State OwlsMercer Bears
Jan 13, 7:06 PM | Mercer University Center

Kennesaw State Owls vs Mercer Bears Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Friday when the Owls of Kennesaw State hit the hard court against the Bears of Mercer.

The Bears sit at 12-7 (2-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Owls are currently 3-14 (1-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Mercer is 0-3 OU, and Kennesaw State is 2-0 OU.

View Kennesaw State vs Mercer Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bears, most recently No. 95 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Owls, who rate No. 338 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-53 victory for the Bears.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Mercer's No. 168-ranked offense, averaging 68.9 PPG, against a Owls defense that ranks No. 315 at 75.1 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 45.3% so far, more than the Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.1% per game.

Defensively, Kennesaw State features the nation's No. 295-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.8 points per game. Mercer, meanwhile, comes in at No. 245 nationally in scoring at home.

Kennesaw State was a 73-69 loser in its last match on the road against East Tennessee State. Spencer Dixon scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 73-69 to East Tennessee State at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center on Monday).

In their last action, Mercer was a 73-66 winner on the road against USC Upstate. Justin Cecil scored 26 points for Mercer on Monday, leading the Bears to a 73-66 win over USC Upstate at G. B. Hodge Center.

Next up:
Kennesaw State at Charlotte, Wednesday, January 18
Mercer home to North Florida, Saturday, January 21