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Great Alaska Shootout - Mercer Bears Favored by -5.5 Point Spread Against the Rice Owls on Thursday

Rice Owls


Mercer Bears
Thursday, November 27, 2014 9:30 PM ET
Sullivan Arena

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Rice Owls taking on the Mercer Bears Thursday.

Rice Owls vs Mercer Bears Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Mercer Bears betting line as -5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Rice Owls vs Mercer Bears Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Mercer Bears are 2-2 overall and 1-1 ATS, while the Rice Owls are 1-2 and 1-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, Mercer boasts a 0-1 on the OU, and Rice is 0-1.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 259-rated Mercer Bears and the No. 306-ranked Rice Owls, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Seth Gearhart scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 69-65 to William & Mary at Autry Court on Saturday).

The Bears endured a 75-62 loss at the hands of the Rams on Sunday, despite a 14-point effort from Darious Moten at Moby Arena.

Rice Owls vs Mercer Bears Betting Odds Trends

Rice is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games

Next Betting Matchups

Rice home to Houston Baptist, Wednesday, December 3rd
Mercer at St. Andrews, Tuesday, December 2nd