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Mercer Bears vs Samford Bulldogs: Don Best Odds & Insights for 3/5/2021

The Samford Bulldogs (6-12) are 7.5-point underdogs as they attempt to stop a five-game losing streak when they visit the Mercer Bears (15-10) on Friday, March 5, 2021 at U.S. Cellular Center (NC). The contest airs at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The over/under for the matchup is set at 147.5.

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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 -7.5 -110 -110 147.5 -110 -110 -340 270

ATS Records for Mercer and Samford

Mercer and Samford Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 7.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Mercer 8-9-1 1-0 20-0
Samford 4-9 0-0 14-0

Mercer Leaders

  • The Bears scoring leader is Ross Cummings, who puts up 14.3 points per game.
  • Felipe Haase paces Mercer with 7.4 rebounds per game and Neftali Alvarez leads the squad with 4.3 assists per matchup.
  • The Bears are led by Cummings from beyond the arc -- he hits 2.8 shots from deep per game.
  • The Bears steals leader is Alvarez, who averages 1.4 per game. Maciej Bender leads the team averaging 1.4 blocks a game.

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Samford Leaders

  • The Bulldogs leader in scoring is Myron Gordon with 15.6 points per game. He also adds 3.2 rebounds per game and 1.7 assists per game.
  • When it comes to Samford leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Christian Guess with 9.0 rebounds per game and Richardson Maitre with 3.1 assists per game.
  • The 1.5 three-pointers A.J. Staton-McCray makes per game are a team-high mark for the Bulldogs.
  • Nobody on Samford grabs more steals than Staton-McCray (1.7 per game) or blocks more shots than Jacob Tryon (0.9 per game).

Mercer vs Samford: Last 6 Meetings

The Bears are 6-0 against the Bulldogs in the last six meetings between the two teams. The Bears have covered the spread more often than not against the Bulldogs, holding a 2-1 record ATS in those head-to-head matchups.

Mercer vs Samford (Last 6 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/10/2021 Mercer -4.5 153.5 -200 +165 Regular Season 77-70 MERC
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

Points Insights

  • The 77.7 points the Bears record per game are only 1.4 fewer points than the Bulldogs surrender (79.1).
  • Mercer is 6-0-1 against the spread and 10-3 overall when scoring more than 79.1 points.
  • Samford is 3-9 overall and 3-6 against the spread in games when it gives up more than 77.7 points.
  • The Bulldogs' 77.8 points per game are just 4.4 more points than the 73.4 the Bears give up.
  • Samford has put together a 4-0 ATS record and a 5-4 overall record in games it scores more than 73.4 points.
  • Mercer has a 3-6 record overall and an ATS record of 1-4-1 in games when its opponents score more than 77.8 points.
  • The Bears have scored a total of 108 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 4.3 per game), while the Bulldogs have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 22 total points, -1.3 per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Bears and the Bulldogs rebound at around the same clip, with the teams averaging and 33.5 and 37.8 boards per game, respectively.
  • When Samford earns the rebounding advantage they are 3-4 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, Mercer is 2-6.
  • The Bears average 7.9 offensive boards per game, -2.9 rebounds fewer than the Bulldogs.
  • The Bulldogs are 2-5 against the spread when they win the battle on the boards. The Bears are 3-4-1 when they lose the rebounding edge.
  • Rebounding has been a pillar for both teams this year. Mercer records an average rebounding margin of +1.8 rebounds per game. Samford averages a margin of +3.6 rebounds.

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