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Mercer vs. Western Carolina – College Basketball – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Western Carolina Catamounts (8-11, 2-4 SoCon) are heavy underdogs (by 10.5 points) to break a five-game road losing streak when they visit the Mercer Bears (11-8, 4-2 SoCon) on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET. The over/under is 148 for the matchup.

Mercer vs. Western Carolina Predictions

Mercer vs. Western Carolina Betting Odds

Mercer vs Western Carolina Betting Information
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Mercer -10.5 148 points

Mercer vs. Western Carolina Last 10 Games

  • Mercer is 6-4 overall and 7-3-0 against the spread in its past 10 contests.
  • Mercer’s last 10 contests saw six go over the total.
  • The past 10 Bears games averaged 7.6 fewer points (140.4) than this matchup’s over/under.
  • The Bears’ per-game scoring average during their last 10 games is 1.2 points lower than their season-long average.
  • Western Carolina is 3-7 overall and 9-1-0 against the spread in its past 10 contests.
  • The final scores of the past 10 Western Carolina games have surpassed the set total five times.
  • The last 10 Catamounts games averaged 149.6 total points, 1.6 more points than this matchup’s point total.
  • In the last 10 games, the Catamounts are scoring 71.4 points per game compared to their 73.9 season average.

Mercer vs. Western Carolina Betting Trends

  • Mercer is 11-6-0 against the spread this season.
  • Mercer’s games have gone over the total 10 times out of 17 chances this season.
  • The Bears put up 6.8 fewer points per game (72.2) than the Catamounts allow (79).
  • Mercer has a 3-1 record against the spread and a 4-1 record overall when putting up more than 79 points.
  • Western Carolina has put together a record of 16-3-0 against the spread this season.
  • In games they have played as 10.5-point underdogs or more, the Catamounts have a perfect ATS record of 4-0.
  • Western Carolina games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 11 times out of 20 chances this year.
  • The Catamounts put up just 3.2 more points per game (73.9) than the Bears allow their opponents to score (70.7).
  • When it scores more than 70.7 points, Western Carolina is 7-5 against the spread and 6-6 overall.

Mercer vs. Western Carolina Over/Under Trends

  • Mercer and its opponents have hit the over on this game’s total (148 points) four times this season.
  • In Western Carolina’s 20 games this season, 13 have finished with more combined scoring than Saturday’s over/under of 148.
  • The Bears average 72.2 points per game against the Catamounts’ 73.9, amounting to 1.9 points under the game’s over/under of 148.
  • These two teams give up a combined 149.7 points per game, 1.7 more than this contest’s over/under.
  • This season the average total for Bears games is 141.6 points, 6.4 fewer than the over/under of 148 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 0.7 points fewer than the average over/under in Catamounts’ games this season (148.7 points).

Mercer Team Leaders

  • Felipe Haase: 15.6 PTS, 1.5 STL, 51.9 FG%, 49 3PT% (47-for-96)
  • Jalen Johnson: 14.6 PTS, 1.1 BLK, 45.3 FG%, 44.9 3PT% (53-for-118)
  • James Glisson III: 11.1 PTS, 49 FG%, 34.6 3PT% (18-for-52)
  • Kamar Robertson: 8.5 PTS, 1.5 STL, 35.4 FG%, 25.4 3PT% (16-for-63)
  • Shawn Walker: 5.1 PTS, 32.1 FG%, 21.1 3PT% (12-for-57)

Western Carolina Team Leaders

  • Nick Robinson: 14.6 PTS, 1.3 STL, 39.2 FG%, 33.6 3PT% (40-for-119)
  • Vonterius Woolbright: 10.5 PTS, 46.3 FG%, 28.6 3PT% (6-for-21)
  • Joe Petrakis: 7.7 PTS, 41.5 FG%, 34.1 3PT% (29-for-85)
  • Travion McCray: 10.3 PTS, 39.6 FG%, 33.9 3PT% (20-for-59)
  • Tyler Harris: 6.8 PTS, 35.2 FG%, 31.4 3PT% (22-for-70)

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