NCAAB: Mercer Bears vs Tennessee State Prediction 11/24/2023

The Mercer Bears (1-2) travel to face off against the Tennessee State Tigers (1-1) on Friday, November 24th. This game will be played at Raider Arena in Destin and televised on FloH. Both Mercer and Tennessee State will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 12:00 ET.

Mercer Bears vs Tennessee State Tigers

The Mercer Bears Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into their 4th game of the season, Mercer has a 1-2 record so far. Looking back to last season, Mercer has gone 1-4 in their last five road games. As Mercer enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 0-2. Looking back over their previous ten games, including those from last season, Mercer has gone 3-5-1 against the spread.

Mercer comes in with an over/under record of 2-1-0 through three games, with their games averaging a combined 144 points per game so far. In the Bears’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 64 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-2.

The Tennessee State Tigers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Tigers come into today’s game with a 1-1 record, having just lost to Oregon (92-67). In their previous three games as the favorite, Tennessee State has a straight-up record of 2-1. Entering today’s game, Tennessee State has a 1-1 record against the spread. Over their last ten games, including those from last season, Tennessee State is 4-3 vs. the spread.

So far, Tennessee State’s games have averaged 149.5 points per game with the average over/under line being 152.5 points. In their most recent three games, the Tigers’ over/under record is 0-0, with their games averaging 82 points per game.

Mercer Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Mercer offense ended with 67 points against Alabama. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 40.6% and made 3 threes. Jalyn McCreary is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 14.8. Meanwhile, Robby Carmody also brings a PPG average of 11 into the game.

Jalyn McCreary (F) 14.8 6.0 0.2
Robby Carmody (G) 11.0 2.5 1.5
Amanze Ngumezi (F) 6.2 3.5 0.5

Tennessee State Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Tennessee State offense put up 67 points against Oregon. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 4 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Tigers offense has been good from outside, hitting 34% of their three-pointers on an average of 21.6 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 47%.

EJ Bellinger (G) 15.2 5.6 0.4
Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. (G) 10.4 3.4 3.2
Christian Brown (G) 12.8 2.5 1.0

Mercer Team Defense

The Bears’ defense is presently ranked 150th nationally, allowing an average of 76.0 points per contest. So far, the Mercer defense is giving up an average of 9.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.8 times per game (295th).

Tennessee State Team Defense

So far, the Tigers’ defense is ranked 92nd in the country at 69.2 points per contest. Tennessee State’s three-point defense is currently 11th in the country at 3.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.0% of their shots vs. Tennessee State.

Bears vs Tigers Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Bears have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 1-3-1 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 64 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last three home games, Tennessee State has averaged 76 points per game while allowing 79. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Mercer has an ATS mark of 1-4 while going 0-5 straight up.
  • The Tigers have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 4-1 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.

Bears vs Tigers Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Tigers to win, and have the projected score sitting at 77-68. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Tigers at -1.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 142.5, and our model projects the Bears and Tigers to reach a combined total of 145 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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