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Mercer vs Wofford Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 15th Betting Odds
Bears vs Terriers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Mercer Bears at Wofford Terriers
- Where: Spartanburg at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium
- Date: Wednesday, February 15th
- Betting Odds: Mercer +4, MERC +153 | WOFF -188 O/U 139.0
The Mercer Bears head into today’s game in what will be their 28th game of the season, posting a record of 12-15. On the road, the Bears will be playing their 14th game of the season, having gone 5-9. So far, the Bears have been the underdog 14 times, going 2-12 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread.
Jalyn McCreary comes into today’s game as the Bears’ leading scorer at 15.63 points per contest. Not only has McCreary been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Mercer’s top rebounder at 5.63 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 11.17 points per game. Overall, he has hit 47.7% of his shots and is adding 2.35 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.
Wofford will take the floor against the Bears with an overall record of 13-14. Currently, the Terriers have been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 10-4. The Terriers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4 points in their favor. For the season, Wofford has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 6-7.
Wofford will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer B.J. Mack who is averaging 16.15 points per game for the Terriers. Mack is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Terriers’ offensive game plan is the play of Jackson Paveletzke who has hit 48.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.81 points per game.
Coming into today’s game, Wofford will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Terriers are ranked 160th at 72.6 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 635th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Wofford is close to the NCAA average at 35.6%.
Free Spread Prediction: Mercer Bears +4
Heading into this matchup between the Wofford Terriers and Mercer Bears we have a strong lean on taking the points with Mercer at +4. 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 +4. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.