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Wofford vs Mercer Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 4th Betting Odds
Terriers vs Bears Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Wofford Terriers at Mercer Bears
- Where: Macon at Hawkins Arena
- Date: Wednesday, January 4th
- Betting Odds: Wofford +1.5, WOFF +102 | MERC -126 O/U 137.5
Coming into today’s matchup, the Wofford Terriers are in the middle of a 2 game losing streak and have an overall record of 8-7. On the road, the Terriers will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 1-5. So far, the Terriers have been the underdog 4 times, going 1-3 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1.5 underdogs on the spread.
Wofford’s leading scorer this season is Jackson Paveletzke who is averaging 15.47 points per contest. So far, Paveletzke has accounted for 20.53% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.6 rebounds per game and 3.8 assists. B.J. Mack is the second leading scorer for the Terriers, averaging 16.14 points per game. Between him and Mack, they are accounting for 40.5% of the team’s scoring.
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%.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Mercer Bears are in the middle of a 2 game losing streak and have an overall record of 7-8. So far this season, Mercer has played 7 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-2. The Bears’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1.5 points in their favor. For the season, Mercer has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 4-2.
Jalyn McCreary comes into today’s game as the Bears’ leading scorer at 15.93 points per contest. Not only has McCreary been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Mercer’s top rebounder at 5.93 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 12.86 points per game. Overall, he has hit 50.0% of his shots and is adding 2.79 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 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: Wofford Terriers +1.5
A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Mercer and Wofford are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaing 8.12 and 9.47 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the Wofford Terriers to cover as +1.5 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Bears’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Mercer. At +1.5 we like the chances of Wofford covering the spread as underdogs.