Mercer Bears vs. East Tennessee State Buccaneers: 2/3/2021 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on February 3, 2021

The Mercer Bears (9-6) host the East Tennessee State Buccaneers (6-6) in a matchup of SoCon teams at Hawkins Arena, starting at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. The Bears are 1.5-point favorites in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The matchup has an over/under set at 144 points.

Betting Information

Mercer vs East Tennessee State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Mercer -1.5 -112 -110 144 -109 -112 -125 102

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ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Mercer (-1.5) Over (144) Mercer 74 East Tennessee State 72

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Total Facts

  • In 12 of 15 outings (80%) this year, the Bears and their opponents have combined for this matchup’s over/under of 144 points.
  • East Tennessee State has played in four games this year (out of 12 total matchups — 33.3% of chances) where they and their opponents combined to score at least 144 points.
  • These two teams average a combined 148.6 points per game, 4.6 more points than the over/under of 144 set for this matchup.
  • The Bears and the Buccaneers have seen their opponents average a combined 2.1 less points per game than the over/under of 144 set in this matchup.
  • The Bears average point total in matchups this year is 154.1, 10.1 points higher than the over/under in this game.
  • The average point total for the Buccaneers this year is 7.6 points lower than this game’s over/under.

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Mercer Betting Information

  • The Bears have struggled a bit against the spread this season, posting a 5-7 record.
  • The Bears have posted a losing record of 1-4 against the spread when the spread is -1.5 or bigger.
  • More often than not, Mercer and its foes have united to reach the over, cashing in on 8 of 12 chances this season.

East Tennessee State Betting Information

  • East Tennessee State has a winning record against the spread, going 7-5 ATS (covering 58.3% of the time).
  • When they play as at least 1.5-point underdogs, the Buccaneers have a record ATS of 4-1.
  • In most of East Tennessee State’s games this season, the teams have not hit the over (4 out of 12 games, 33.3%).

Head to Head

Mercer vs East Tennessee State (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/8/2020 East Tennessee State -8.5 137.5 N/A N/A Regular Season 73-60 ETNST
1/29/2020 East Tennessee State -15 134 -1939 +912 Regular Season 71-55 MERC
2/16/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 88-69 ETNST
1/12/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 72-68 ETNST

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Mercer Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Bears this season is Ross Cummings, who averages 15.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game.
  • Felipe Haase is the Bears leading rebounder, grabbing 8.3 per game, while Neftali Alvarez is their best passer, distributing 4.6 assists in each contest.
  • The Bears get the most three-point shooting production out of Cummings, who makes 2.9 threes per game.
  • Alvarez is the Bears leader in steals, averaging 1.3 steals per game, while Maciej Bender leads them in blocks with 1.6 per contest.

East Tennessee State Leaders

  • Ledarrius Brewer is the top scorer for the Buccaneers with 16.9 points per game. He also adds 5.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game to his scoring output.
  • The Buccaneers’ leader in rebounds is Damari Monsanto with 7.5 per matchup, and their leader in assists is David Sloan with 4.6 per game.
  • Brewer contributes the bulk of the Buccaneers’ three-point shooting production. He hits 2.5 threes per game to lead the team.
  • The Buccaneers’ leader in steals is Brewer with 1.8 per game, and Silas Adheke is their leader in blocks with 0.7 per game.
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