Check out our free Mercer vs Samford pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Homewood. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Mercer vs Samford Pick & Preview: Wednesday, December 28th Betting Odds

Bears vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Mercer Bears at Samford Bulldogs
  • Where: Homewood at Pete Hanna Center
  • Date: Wednesday, December 28th
  • Betting Odds: Mercer +2, MERC +111 | SAMF -135 O/U 142.0

Bears Preview:

Mercer will take their 2 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 7-6. So far, the Bears have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 2-5. For the season, Mercer has been the underdog in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 1-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bears being +2 point underdogs.

Mercer’s leading scorer this season is Jalyn McCreary who is averaging 15.23 points per contest. So far, McCreary has accounted for 19.74% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.15 rebounds per game and 0.62 assists. Kamar Robertson is the second leading scorer for the Bears, averaging 13.58 points per game. Between him and Robertson, they are accounting for 36.0% of the team’s scoring.

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 that 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.

Bulldogs Preview:

Coming into today’s matchup, the Samford Bulldogs are in the middle of a 7 game losing streak and have an overall record of 6-7. Currently, the Bulldogs have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 5-2. The Bulldogs’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2 points in their favor. For the season, Samford has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 3-2.

Samford’s leading scorer this season is Logan Dye who is averaging 10.85 points per contest. So far, Dye has accounted for 13.72% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.38 rebounds per game and 1.0 assists. Jaden Campbell is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 10.23 points per game. Between him and Campbell, they are accounting for 26.7% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, Samford is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.7 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 13 games, they have only hit 33.5% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 42.61% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Free Spread Prediction: Mercer Bears +2

Heading into this matchup between the Samford Bulldogs and Mercer Bears we have a strong lean on taking the points with Mercer at +2. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Mercer to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Mercer Bears at +2. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.