Samford Bulldogs vs Mercer Bears 2/19/2020 Predictions, Preview and Spread
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Samford Bulldogs vs Mercer Bears 2/19/2020 – Both the Samford Bulldogs and the Mercer Bears are sitting at the bottom half of the Southern Conference. They are looking for a little light from the disappointing seasons that they are experiencing so far. This match is slated to go down this February 19, Wednesday at the Hawkins Arena in Macon, Georgia with ESPN+ airing the game live at 7:00 pm Eastern Time. SofaScore will be the online live stream option for this game. According to National Championship Basketball Odds, the Bears are the favorites to win this game over the Bulldogs.
Samford Bulldogs vs Mercer Bears 2/19/2020
Samford Bulldogs are sitting third to the last spot of the Southern Conference with a record of 7-20. The entire season has been a struggle so far as they lost 12 of their 15 games on the road. The Bulldogs picked up their first win in ten games during their last match against the Citadel Bulldogs by 8 points. Sharkey is the team’s top scorer with 17.4 points along with 7.2 assists and 3.7 rebounds. Austin and Allen provide great help as both players can give the team 14 points a night. But the Bulldogs have a glaring weakness with their bench as they can’t get much from them to be significant contributors.
Players to watch: J. Sharkey G (25 GP 33.4 MIN 17.4 PTS 3.7 REB 7.2 AST 2.8 STL 0 BLK 6 TO 46.3 FG% 77.5 FT% 36.9 3PT%), B. Austin G (27 GP 33.3 MIN 14 PTS 4 REB 0.4 AST 1.1 STL 0.1 BLK 1.9 TO 41.4 FG% 86.6 FT% 42.2 3PT%), R. Allen F (27 GP 32.7 MIN 13.6 PTS 6.9 REB 1.1 AST 1 STL 1.2 BLK 2.4 TO 43.7 FG% 61.1 FT% 30.7 3PT%).
The Mercer Bears have been struggling to put it all together after losing three of their last four games. Their last registered win was against the Wofford Terriers by just two points. Right now, this team stands just over the Samford Bulldogs in the Southern Conference standings with a record of 13-14. Their home record is not very convincing as they won barely above 50% of their games. Dimitrijevic is the team’s most reliable scorer with 17.2 points along with 3.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists. Stair provides the interior presence with 15.3 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists but they don’t get much from other players. Bender gets 19 minutes per night and does only 6.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and a block with that the only significant contribution outside Dimitrijevic and Stair.
Players to watch: D. Dimitrijevic G (25 GP 34.1 MIN 17.2 PTS 3.9 REB 3.4 AST 1.6 STL 0 BLK 2.8 TO 42.7 FG% 83.6 FT% 37.7 3PT%), E. Stair G (27 GP 34.9 MIN 15.3 PTS 8.9 REB 2.1 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 2 TO 47.8 FG% 87.1 FT% 35.6 3PT%), M. Bender F (27 GP 19.1 MIN 6.7 PTS 5.2 REB 1 AST 0.2 STL 1 BLK 1.8 TO 47.4 FG% 41.7 FT% 0 3PT%).
Samford Bulldogs vs Mercer Bears Betting Predictions
Samford is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Mercer is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Samford Bulldogs vs Mercer Bears Betting Picks
The Bulldogs are the huge underdogs in this game as seen by Top Online Sportsbook. Bears have a huge advantage in this game and they are heavily dependent on Dimitrijevic and Stair to carry them.
Moneyline: In this match, the Bulldogs are +263 on the ML while the Bears are given -302 at home.
Spread: A wide 8 points separating both teams with the Bulldogs at +8 while the Bears on the other end with -8.
Total: The estimated total for both teams to get to is 149. Bulldogs are the team going over while the Bears are under.
Score Prediction: 79-70, Bears.