Mercer Bears vs. Samford Bulldogs: 2/10/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 10, 2021

The Mercer Bears (10-7) hit the road in SoCon play against the Samford Bulldogs (4-7) on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET. The Bears are 5-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the teams this season. The matchup’s point total is set at 153.5.

Betting Information

Mercer vs Samford Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Mercer -5 -112 -109 153.5 -110 -113 -225 180

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ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Samford (+5) Over (153.5) Mercer 78 Samford 76

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Total Facts

  • In 52.9% of their games this season (nine of 17 chances), the Bears and their opponents have scored more than this matchup’s point total of 153.5 points.
  • Samford and its opponents have combined to score at least 153.5 points in six of 11 games (54.5%) this year.
  • The Bears and the Bulldogs combine to average 2.4 more points per game than the total of 153.5 set for this game.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 152.9 points per game, 0.6 fewer than the over/under in this game.
  • The Bears average point total in outings this season is 153.9, 0.4 points higher than the over/under in this game.
  • Bulldogs games this season have averaged a total of 154.8 points, 1.3 more than the point total in this matchup.

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Mercer Betting Information

  • The Bears have struggled a bit against the spread this season, posting a 5-9 record.
  • The Bears have struggled to cover, going just 1-4 ATS when favored by at least 5 points.
  • The Bears have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 5 times in 14 games this season.

Samford Betting Information

  • Samford has a losing record against the spread, going 4-6 ATS (covering only 40% of the time).
  • The Bulldogs have not fared well as a 5-point underdog, going 0-2 against the spread when they are at least 5-point underdogs.
  • Samford has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 40% of matchups this season (4 out of 10 chances).

Head to Head

Mercer vs Samford (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/8/2021 Mercer -9.5 156.5 -500 +374 Regular Season 89-82 MERC
2/19/2020 Mercer -7 150 -320 +248 Regular Season 106-66 MERC
1/18/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 90-75 MERC
2/21/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 65-62 MERC
1/19/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 93-87 MERC

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Mercer Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Bears this season is Ross Cummings, who averages 15.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game.
  • Felipe Haase leads Mercer in rebounding, averaging 8.0 per game, while Neftali Alvarez leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 4.7 in each contest.
  • Cummings leads the Bears in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 3.1 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • The Mercer steals leader is Alvarez, who averages 1.5 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Maciej Bender, who compiles 1.4 rejections per contest.

Samford Leaders

  • Myron Gordon racks up 15.6 points per game to be the top scorer for the Bulldogs.
  • The Bulldogs’ leader in rebounds is Christian Guess with 9.0 per outing, and their leader in assists is Richardson Maitre with 3.1 per game.
  • Triston Chambers leads his teammates on the Bulldogs with 1.5 made threes per game.
  • Samford’s leader in steals is A.J. Staton-McCray (1.5 per game), and its leader in blocks is Jacob Tryon (1.0 per game).
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