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Samford Bulldogs host Mercer Bears in college basketball action

Mercer BearsSamford Bulldogs
Dec 7, 8:00 PM | Pete Hanna Center

Mercer Bears vs Samford Bulldogs Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Samford Bulldogs try to run the Bears off the court at Pete Hanna Center in college hoops action.

The Bulldogs currently sports a 1-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-3 ATS. The Bears are 5-3 and 2-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulldogs produce a 2-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bears have gone 0-3 against the number.

View Mercer vs Samford Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulldogs at No. 305 and the Bears at No. 30 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 71-57 result in favor of the Bears.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Samford's No. 322-rated squad against Mercer's No. 104-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Samford rates No. 6 in the country with 10 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 100 nationally with 7.1 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Mercer owns the country's No. 169-rated mark, allowing 70.2 points per game on the highway. Samford, on the other hand, rates No. 318 in scoring at home.

Mercer was an 82-78 loser in its last match on the road against Belmont. The Bears endured an 82-78 loss at the hands of the Bruins on Saturday, despite a 23-point effort from Langston Hall at Curb Event Center.

Samford lost its last outing, a 74-52 result against Texas-San Antonio on December 5. Samford was crushed on Monday, getting blown out by Texas-San Antonio and falling by a 74-52 score at Pete Hanna Center.

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Spring Hill are 0-2
After playing Texas-San Antonio are 0-1
After a loss are 1-9

A few Bears at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Samford is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Mercer
Samford is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Mercer
Samford is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games
Samford is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Mercer home to Chattanooga, Saturday, December 10
Samford home to Spring Hill, Saturday, December 17