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Morehead State vs Mercer Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 17th Betting Odds
Eagles vs Bears Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Morehead State Eagles at Mercer Bears
- Where: Macon at Hawkins Arena
- Date: Saturday, December 17th
- Betting Odds: Morehead State +7, MHST +249 | MERC -314 O/U 134.5
Morehead State will take their 2 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 6-5. On the road, the Eagles will be playing their 5th game of the season, having gone 1-4. So far, the Eagles have been the underdog 5 times, going 1-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7 underdogs on the spread.
Alex Gross comes into today’s game as the Eagles’ leading scorer at 12.82 points per contest. Not only has Gross been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Morehead State’s top rebounder at 7.09 boards per contest. Behind Gross, the team has benefited from the strong play of Mark Freeman who is second on the team in scoring at 12.11 points per game. Overall, he has hit 36.6% of his shots and is adding 2.22 boards per game.
Coming into today’s game, Morehead State will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Eagles are ranked 240th at 70.0 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 588th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Morehead State is close to the NCAA average at 36.0%.
Mercer will take the floor against the Eagles with an overall record of 5-6. So far this season, Mercer has played 5 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-1. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Bears as the -7 point favorites. The Bears have been favored 5 times, going 3-2 straight up.
Mercer’s leading scorer this season is Jalyn McCreary who is averaging 14.09 points per contest. So far, McCreary has accounted for 18.41% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.73 rebounds per game and 0.64 assists. Kamar Robertson is the second leading scorer for the Bears, averaging 12.8 points per game. Between him and Robertson, they are accounting for 33.6% 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Morehead State Eagles +7
Heading into this matchup between the Mercer Bears and Morehead State Eagles we have a strong lean on taking the points with Morehead State at +7. 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 Morehead State 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 Morehead State Eagles at +7. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.