Check out our free Mercer vs Chattanooga pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Chattanooga. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Mercer vs Chattanooga Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Bears vs Mocs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Mercer Bears at Chattanooga Mocs
- Where: Chattanooga at McKenzie Arena
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Mercer +3.5, MERC +142 | CHAT -174 O/U 137.5
Mercer heads into this matchup having played 26 games and have an overall record sitting at 12-14. On the road, the Bears will be playing their 13th game of the season, having gone 5-8. So far, the Bears have been the underdog 13 times, going 2-11 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3.5 underdogs on the spread.
Jalyn McCreary comes into today’s game as the Bears’ leading scorer at 15.62 points per contest. Not only has McCreary been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Mercer’s top rebounder at 5.69 boards per contest. Behind McCreary, the team has benefited from the strong play of Kamar Robertson, who is second on the team in scoring at 11.59 points per game. Overall, he has hit 48.5% of his shots and is adding 2.41 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Mercer this season, as they are currently ranked 225th in college basketball at 70.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bears’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.1%, placing them 173rd in the NCAA.
Chattanooga heads into this matchup having played 26 games and have an overall record sitting at 13-13. Currently, the Mocs have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 8-5. The Mocs’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, Chattanooga has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 6-6.
Jake Stephens comes into today’s game as the Mocs’ leading scorer at 21.75 points per contest. Not only has Stephens been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Chattanooga’s top rebounder at 10.2 boards per contest. Behind Stephens, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jamal Johnson, who is second on the team in scoring at 13.35 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.8% of his shots and is adding 4.12 boards per game.
On offense, Chattanooga is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 26 games, they have only hit 34.6% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 39.37% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Chattanooga Mocs -3.5
If you are eying this matchup between Mercer Bears and Chattanooga Mocs as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Chattanooga to cover the spread as -3.5 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Chattanooga shooting well enough to keep the Bears at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Mocs’ to win the game and cover the spread.