Wofford vs. Mercer - 2/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Mercer Bears (12-13) at Wofford Terriers (16-9)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium)
The Line: Wofford Terriers -8.5 -- Over/Under: 140
The Mercer Bears and Wofford Terriers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium.
The Mercer Bears need a win here to get back to a .500 record. The Mercer Bears are averaging 72.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 72.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Djordje Dimitrijevic is averaging 17.3 points and 4.3 rebounds while Ethan Stair is averaging 16.5 points and 1.9 assists. Jeffrey Gary is dishing 1.8 assists and Ross Cummings is grabbing two rebounds. The Mercer Bears are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Mercer Bears are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Mercer Bears have split their last six road games.
The Wofford Terriers look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Wofford Terriers are averaging 72.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Nathan Hoover is averaging 14.4 points and 1.5 assists while Storm Murphy is averaging 12.4 points and 2.6 rebounds. Chevez Goodwin is the third double-digit scorer and Tray Hollowell is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Wofford Terriers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Wofford Terriers are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.9 rebounds per game. The Wofford Terriers have won five of their last six home games.
The Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS loss. The Terriers are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 home games. The under is 9-2 in Bears last 11 road games. The over is 44-18 in Terriers last 62 home games. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Mercer Bears play capable basketball here and there, but they're inconsistent overall and you're never quite sure which team is going to show up. The Wofford Terriers win at home by an average of 14.1 points while shooting 50.8 percent from the field, and they've won seven of the last 10 meetings against Mercer. I'll lean toward Wofford getting another comfortable home victory.