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Mercer vs Troy Pick & Preview: Wednesday, December 21st Betting Odds
Bears vs Trojans Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Mercer Bears at Troy Trojans
- Where: Troy at Trojan Arena
- Date: Wednesday, December 21st
- Betting Odds: Mercer +6, MERC +215 | TROY -269 O/U 137.0
Through 12 games, the Mercer Bears have an overall record of 6-6. So far, the Bears have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 1-5. For the season, Mercer has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 0-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bears being +6 point underdogs.
Mercer’s leading scorer this season is Jalyn McCreary who is averaging 14.67 points per contest. So far, McCreary has accounted for 19.11% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.83 rebounds per game and 0.67 assists. Kamar Robertson is the second leading scorer for the Bears, averaging 13.27 points per game. Between him and Robertson, they are accounting for 35.0% 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.
The Troy will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 2 game win streak and have an overall record of 8-4. So far this season, Troy has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-1. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Trojans as the -6 point favorites. The Trojans have been favored 5 times, going 3-2 straight up.
Troy’s leading scorer this season is Nelson Phillips who is averaging 12.67 points per contest. So far, Phillips has accounted for 15.45% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.83 rebounds per game and 2.25 assists. Christyon Eugene is the second leading scorer for the Trojans, averaging 12.08 points per game. Between him and Eugene, they are accounting for 30.2% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Troy this season, as they are currently ranked 259th in college basketball at 69.2 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 Trojans’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.1%, placing them 321st in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Mercer Bears +6
Heading into this matchup between the Troy Trojans and Mercer Bears we have a strong lean on taking the points with Mercer at +6. 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 +6. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.