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Mercer Bears vs Samford Bulldogs 01/26/2022 Game Analysis, Odds and Picks

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Mercer Bears vs Samford Bulldogs 01-26-2022 Game Analysis Odds and Picks

Mercer Bears vs Samford Bulldogs 01/26/2022 – On Wednesday, yet another unbalanced Southern Conference matchup with getting underway as the Mercer Bears take on the Samford Bulldogs The Bears are third on the table and they enter this game with a winning record. Mercer will take the road to square off against the Bulldogs from Pete Hanna Center in Birmingham, Alabama. The Bulldogs are at the bottom of the table and they enter this game riding a four-game losing skid. The best basketball betting lines have predicted the Bulldogs as the underdog in this game.

Mercer Bears vs Samford Bulldogs 01/26/2022

When:Wednesday, January 26, 8:00 PM ET
Where:Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham, Alabama
TV:ESPN+
Stream:Sofascore
Mercer Bears vs Samford Bulldogs 01/26/2022
TeamSP/RLTOTALML
Mercer Bears+1.5Β (-107)148.5 o (-107)+115
Samford Bulldogs-1.5Β (-107)148.5 u (-107)-154
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Mercer Bears

The Bears are holding an overall record of 12-8 and are 5-2 with their conference play. Mercer continues to trail Furman and is ahead of the Wofford Bulldogs. In their last game against WCU, they scored 72 and gave up 64 in return. Mercer’s scoring offense is reaching an average of 72.2 points per game. From the defensive end, they are giving up 70.4 to opponents. Felipe Haase is the leader in scoring with 15.5 points and 5.8 boards. Mercer is shooting at 36.6 percent from the three-point radar.

Players to watch: F. Haase F (GP 20, MIN 35.1, PTS 15.5, REB 5.8, AST 3.4, STL 1.5, BLK 0.6, TO 1.7, FG% 52.4, FT% 84.7, 3P% 49), J. Johnson G (GP 19, MIN 31.6, PTS 14.7, REB 4.9, AST 1.6, STL 0.9, BLK 1.1, TO 1.6, FG% 45.6, FT% 88.1, 3P% 44), N. Alvarez G (GP 10, MIN 30.6, PTS 13.9, REB 3.3, AST 3.6, STL 1.4, BLK 0.1, TO 2.9, FG% 50.5, FT% 51.3, 3P% 23.3).

Samford Bulldogs

The Bulldogs are coming into this game holding an 11-8 overall record. Samford is holding a terrible 1-6 conference record and they continue to trail WCU. The Bulldogs dropped their last game against the UNCG Greensboro Spartans with a 61-58 final score. Samford’s offense is averaging at 74.8 points and their defense is giving up 74.9. The leader in scoring with 17.9 per game is Ques Glover. The Bulldogs are shooting at 32.6 percent from the three-point radar.

Players to watch: Q. Glover G (GP 16, MIN 29.1, PTS 17.9, REB 2.9, AST 4.3, STL 1.2, BLK 0, TO 2.7, FG% 45.6, FT% 89, 3P% 28.3), L. Dye F (GP 9, MIN 23.7, PTS 13.6, REB 3.6, AST 0.6, STL 0.7, BLK 0.9, TO 1.2, FG% 60.7, FT% 52.6, 3P% 36.4), J. Marshall F (GP 16, MIN 24.3, PTS 11.9, REB 8.6, AST 0.9, STL 1.2, BLK 0.1, TO 1.4, FG% 46.8, FT% 69.5, 3P% 28.8).

Mercer Bears vs Samford Bulldogs Betting Predictions

Trends

Mercer Bears

Mercer are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Mercer’s last 5 games.
Mercer are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Bears are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games against Samford.
Mercer are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games against Samford.

Samford Bulldogs

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Samford’s last 9 games.
Samford are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Samford’s last 6 games against Mercer.
Samford are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games at home.
Samford are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against Mercer.

Mercer Bears vs Samford Bulldogs Betting Picks

Summary: Mercer is the better team here and they are all set to win this game and cover the spread. The top basketball betting websites have predicted an easy victory for the Bears. As for the Bulldogs, they need to improve on their overall performance.

Moneyline: +115 is the ML for the Bears and -154 is the ML for the Bulldogs.

ATS: The Spread for Mercer is +1.5 (-107) and the spread for Samford is -1.5 (-107).

Totals: The total will go over 148.5 (-107) for Mercer and the same will go under for the Bulldogs.

Score Prediction: 70-62, Bears win.