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Texas Longhorns vs Mercer Bears in college hoops odds

Mercer BearsTexas Longhorns
24-12November 08, 2013, 08:00 | Frank Erwin Center16-18

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Friday when the Texas Longhorns try to run the Mercer Bears off the court at Frank Erwin Center in college hoops action.

Supporters of the Bears have watched them go 24-12 and 3-5 ATS on the year, while the Longhorns are at 16-18 and 16-15-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Longhorns are 17-15, while the Bears have a 4-1 mark.

View Mercer Bears vs Texas Longhorns Odds and Stats.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 169-rated Mercer taking on the No. 177-rated Longhorns in this contest.

Mercer was a 90-71 loser in their most recent outing on the road against BYU. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Travis Smith scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 90-71 to BYU at Marriott Center on Monday).

Texas was a 73-72 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Houston. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Julien Lewis scored 25 points for Texas on Wednesday, but the Cougars managed a 73-72 victory over the Longhorns at Hofheinz Pavilion.

A few Bears at Longhorns trends to consider:
Texas is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas's last 9 games
Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Mercer home to Reinhardt, Wednesday, November 13th
Texas at South Alabama, Tuesday, November 12th