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Samford Bulldogs vs Mercer Bears 2/19/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Samford Bulldogs visit the Mercer Bears at the Hawkins Arena in Georgia on Wednesday night as part of the day’s Southern Conference action. Samford finally ended their 11-game losing streak over the weekend while Mercer lost their most recent game. The Bulldogs are in eighth place with a conference record of 3-11 and 9-19 overall. On the other hand, the Bears are 7-7 in the conference with an overall record of 13-14.

Samford endured losing for 11 straight games before finally getting the win last Saturday. They defeated the Citadel Bulldogs, 74-62. It was not an easy game despite the score with Samford trailing early in the first half. They made their comeback in the second half before pulling away on the halfway mark. It was a total team effort for Samford with four players scoring in double figures. G Josh Sharkey led the way with 18 points, five rebounds and eight assists while F Robert Allen and G Brandon Austin both had 15 points each. F Jalen Dupree had a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds.

As the visiting team this season, the Bulldogs are 3-12 while averaging 71.9 points and 35. 9 rebounds per game. They are just shooting 42.8% from the field, 35.9% from the three-point area and 68.3% from the free throw line. Samford are a terrible team on the road and look for them to get back in loss column against Mercer. The Bulldogs are 1-5 ATS in their last six games and 1-11 SU in their last 12 games.

Samford Bulldogs vs Mercer Bears Predictions 2/19/2020

On the other hand, the home team Mercer Bears are coming off a 67-55 defeat at the hands of UNCG Greensboro Spartans last Saturday. Mercer were down early in the first half with UNCG getting the early lead and never letting it go. Even though they are coming off a loss, the Bears are actually playing great basketball with seven wins in their last ten games. But in the 12-point loss to the Spartans, only two players scored in double-figures G Jeffrey Gary and G Ethan Stair. Gary had 14 points, three assists and two rebounds while Stair put up a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

When at home this season, Mercer are fairly better with a 7-6 record in the conference. They are just averaging 71.5 points and 35.6 rebounds per game at home. They are also shooting 44.7% from the field, 34.6% from behind the arc and 77.6% from the charity stripe. It should also be noted that Mercer have won all ten of their last matchups with Samford. Mercer are just 1-4 ATS in their last five games but they are 7-3 SU in their last ten games.

Samford Bulldogs vs Mercer Bears. The NCAA-B Men’s Pick for this match is the Mercer Bears -7. The Samford Bulldogs may be coming off a win but they are up against a much better Mercer Bears team. Look for Mercer to get the 77-70 win over Samford.

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Samford Bulldogs vs Mercer Bears 2/19/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAA-BB Men’s Starting Time: 7:00 PM- EST

Location: Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

Date: February 19, 2020

Live: ESPN+

NCAAB Odds: Mercer Bears -7

Total Odds: 148.5

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