Furman vs. Mercer - 2/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Mercer Bears (12-11) at Furman Paladins (18-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Timmons Arena)
The Line: Furman Paladins -12.5 -- Over/Under: 143 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Mercer Bears and the Furman Paladins meet in college basketball action from Timmons Arena on Wednesday.
Mercer enters here at 12-11 on the year. The Bears are on a six-game winning streak, taking out VMI, Samford, WCU, VMI, East Tennessee State and the Citadel in that time.
In the win over the Bulldogs, Mercer’s top scorer was Daniel Love with 14 points, three rebounds and three assists. Both Kamar Robertson and Diego Rivera chipped in 13 points apiece there, combining for 10 assists and six rebounds.
Over on the Furman side, they’re 18-5 this season. The Paladins are 4-1 in their last five games, falling to Wofford while otherwise beating WCU, Samford, the Citadel and VMI in that stretch.
In the win over the Keydets, Furman’s Jordan Lyons led the way on 26 points, and Clay Mounce chipped in 14 points with eight boards. Noah Gurley added 13 points with six rebounds and two assists there as well.
The Paladins are 2-6 ATS in tie last eight home games and 1-5 ATS in their last six at home versus a team with a losing road record. The over is 5-2 in their last seven overall and 4-0 in their last four home games.
Meanwhile, the Bears are 4-0 ATS in their last four Wednesday games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 after an ATS loss. Mercer is 5-1 ATS in their last six overall and the under is 8-2 in their last 10 road games.
It’s been a nice run for the Bears over this six-game wining streak. Mercer has been at 69 points or higher in each of those games, and though they’ve had a few close calls they’ve had a good enough offensive effort to bang out the victories.
As for Furman, they’ve been on a nice offensive run themselves, with at lest 74 in each of their last three. The Paladins are a solid scoring team this year, so this should be a fun matchup. I’m going with Furman to eke out a cover in a high-scoring affair here.