Mercer vs. Wofford - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Wofford Terriers (16-14) at Mercer Bears (16-14)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 4:30 pm (Hawkins Arena)

The Line: Mercer Bears -1 -- Over/Under: 138 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Mercer Bears (16-14) will host the Wofford Terriers (16-14) in a Southern Conference match up on Saturday February 29th, 2020 at the Hawkins Arena in Macon, GA. The game is scheduled for a 4:30pm eastern tip off.

 

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Mercer will be coming off three consecutive wins with the last game a 73-57 victory over The Citadel. Mercer took a big lead in the first half and never let the Citadel back in the game with Djordie Dimitrijevic leading the way with 15 points and 5 rebounds. As a team Mercer shot 39.4 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from the three-point line.

 

On the season, Mercer are averaging 72.6 points per game and are giving up 71 points to their opponents. As a team they are shooting 45.2 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from behind the arc. They are led by Djordie Dimitrijevic with 17.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game As a team they are averaging 36.8 rebounds, 14.5 assists and 6.6 steals per game.

 

Wofford have been struggling lately and have lost their last 7 games. In the most recent game Wofford took a 54-60 loss to East Tennessee State. They were led by Messiah Jones with 19 points and 5 rebounds per game. Turnovers really hurt Wofford in this game with 19 as a team which resulted in 18 points off turnovers for ETSU.

 

On the season, Wofford are averaging 72.5 points per game and are converting at 45.8 percent for the year. They are giving up 68.5 points per game for a differential of 4 points. They are led on the year by Nathan Hoover with 15.5 points per game. As a team they average 31.1 points, 13.5 assists and 5.8 steals per game.

 

Wofford are 2-3 against the spread in their last 5 games whereas Mercer have gone 4-1 both against the spread and straight up. Although these teams have identical records on the year they look like two teams going in opposite directions. I like Mercer to take care of business at home in this one and continue to roll.

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