Mercer at Furman: 3/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Mercer at Furman: 3/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Furman Paladins (20-11) vs Mercer Bears (15-16)

Game Info: Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 6:00 pm (Harrah's Cherokee Center)

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The Furman Paladins and Mercer Bears face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the Southern Conference Tournament at the U.S. Cellular Center. When these two teams faced off on January 29th it was Furman that won 80-50. 

Furman had four different players that scored at least 11 points. Mercer was led by Kamar Robertson who finished with 13 points. 

Furman comes into this game with a 20-11 record overall and they have won three of their last four games. Furman had a bye to this part of their tournament and their last game was a week ago against The Citadel. The offense was strong, scoring 94 points, and that was enough to come away with the 35 points. Furman is averaging 78.3 points while their defense is giving up 69 points per game. Mike Bothwell has been the top player for Furman averaging 15.4 points while shooting 46.4 percent from the field and 34.9 percent from behind the three point line. There are three different players that are averaging at least 13.6 points per game. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Mercer Bears who sit with a 16-16 record overall and they had lost three games in a row before winning on Friday against Western Carolina, Mercer scored 81 points, and that led to the easy victory. Mercer is averaging 70.3 points while their defense is giving up 70.8 points per game. Felipe Haase has been the top player for Mercer averaging 14.9 points while shooting 47.6 percent from the field and 40.2 percent from behind the three point line. There are four different players that are averaging at least 10.7 points per game. 

Furman had no issue against Mercer when these two teams faced off at the end of January and it’s going to be no different in this game. Look for Furman to run up the score, and this game is going to become a blowout early. Back Furman against the spread. 

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