East Tennessee State vs. Mercer - 1/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Mercer Bears (10-11) at East Tennessee State Buccaneers (18-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Freedom Hall Civic Center)
The Line: East Tennessee State Buccaneers -15 -- Over/Under: 136.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Mercer Bears and East Tennessee State Buccaneers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Freedom Hall Civic Center.
The Mercer Bears look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Mercer Bears are averaging 72.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 72.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Ethan Stair is averaging 17.4 points and two assists while Djordje Dimitrijevic is averaging 14.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Jeffrey Gary is the third double-digit scorer and Ross Cummings is grabbing two rebounds. The Mercer Bears are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Mercer Bears are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game. The Mercer Bears have split their last eight road games.
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers look for a win to build on their five-game winning streak. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are averaging 77.8 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 62.3 points on 41 percent shooting. Bo Hodges is averaging 13.6 points and 2.7 assists while Tray Boyd III is averaging 13.4 points and 1.7 rebounds. Jeromy Rodriguez is the third double-digit scorer and Daivien Williamson is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.4 percent from the free throw line. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are allowing 27.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers haven’t lost a home game this season.
The Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Buccaneers are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 home games. The under is 12-3 in Bears last 15 overall. The over is 49-21-2 in Buccaneers last 72 home games.
The Mercer Bears are playing well at the moment and are a profitable 5-3-1 ATS on the road. However, the East Tennessee State Buccaneers have been one of the more consistent teams in the country, and that includes being undefeated at home where they win by an average of 23.2 points and shoot 47.4 percent from the field. East Tennessee State isn't covering numbers the way those numbers suggest, but I'm not betting against this squad with how they blow teams out at home cosnsitently.