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Seton Hall Pirates vs Mercer Bears Preview

Mercer BearsSeton Hall Pirates
Dec 18, 12:00 PM | Prudential Center

Mercer Bears vs Seton Hall Pirates Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Mercer when they take on the Pirates on Sunday in college hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Bears have watched them go 7-3 and 2-1 ATS on the year, while the Pirates are at 8-1 and 5-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Pirates are 3-4, while the Bears have a 0-3 mark.

View Mercer vs Seton Hall Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 16 (Pirates) and the No. 57 (Bears) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 79-73 result in favor of the Pirates has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Seton Hall has the nation's No. 97-rated offensive output, at 73.1 PPG. The visiting Bears defense ranks No. 116 allowing on average 63.9 PPG. The Pirates FG% has averaged 46.6% so far, more than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.2% per game.

Defensively, Mercer features the nation's No. 194-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.8 points per game. Seton Hall, meanwhile, comes in at No. 153 nationally in scoring at home.

Mercer won its last outing, a 67-56 result against Chattanooga on December 10. Langston Hall scored 15 points leading the Bears to a 67-56 victory over Chattanooga at Mercer University Center on Saturday.

Seton Hall won its last outing, a 68-54 result against Wake Forest on December 10. They covered in that game as a 11.5-point favorite. Seton Hall got 26 points and 14 rebounds from Herb Pope en route to a 68-54 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday at Prudential Center.

Seton Hall Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Dayton are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

A few Bears at Pirates trends to consider:
Seton Hall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Seton Hall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Mercer at Georgia, Tuesday, December 20
Seton Hall at Dayton, Wednesday, December 21