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NCAA Basketball Odds: Samford Bulldogs vs Mercer Bears

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Samford Bulldogs taking on the Mercer Bears Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Mercer Bears were listed as -10.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Samford Bulldogs vs Mercer Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Samford Bulldogs will look to cover the spread vs the Mercer Bears on Saturday, as the Bulldogs are 4-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bears are 4-6-1 ATS. Samford is 7-5 against the total, while Mercer is 6-5 versus the total betting line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 191-rated Mercer Bears and the No. 288-ranked Samford Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs grabbed a 107-91 win over the Bulldogs on Thursday, behind a 26-point effort from Demetrius Dyson at McAlister Field House.

Mercer got 16 points from Stephon Jelks but lost anyway, 58-56, to Western Carolina on Wednesday at Ramsey Center.

Betting Trends
  • Samford is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Samford is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Samford is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Mercer
  • Samford is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Mercer

Next Betting Matchups

Samford home to Wofford, Thursday, January 18th
Mercer at Chattanooga, Monday, January 15th