East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs Mercer Bears 2-16-22

East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs Mercer Bears 2/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs Mercer Bears 2/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The East Tennessee State Buccaneers (13-14) are out to take on the Mercer Bears (14-13) in the Southern Conference at Hawkins Arena in Macon on Wednesday at 7:00 PM ET. East Tennessee State will be aiming for a .500 mark at 14-14 and is coming to this Southern challenge after losing their recent stint to Samford on February 12.


The Buccaneers ended a five-game losing skid with a 4-point victory over Furman on February 7 but failed to hold on and lost to the Samford Bulldogs at 73-77 over the weekend. East Tennessee State dropped to 9th place at 5-9 in the Southern Conference with a 13-14 overall standing and a 2-9 road record on the year.


The Buccaneers failed to recover from a 38-42 halftime deficit after a 35-all score in the final half leading to their four-point defeat. Guard Jordan King had 19 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.


The Buccaneers marked an average of 72.1 PPG on 44.7% overall shooting and 36.5% from the long-range while their defense allowed their opponents to gain an average of 72.9 PPG on 44.8% FG.


Guard Jordan King scored an average of 14.6 PPG with 3.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists per match while Guard Ledarrius Brewer chipped in an average of 14.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.2 steals per contest. Guard David Sloan led in assists with 5.2 per outing and added 12.5 PPG.       


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East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs Mercer Bears Predictions 2/16/2022


The Mercer Bears ended a three-game losing skid and improved their overall standing to one outing above the .500 mark this season. The Bears ended up winning two of their last five including their recent nine-point win over the UNC Greensboro Spartans that stopped a three-game losing skid on Sunday.


Mercer took 6th place at 7-7 in the Southern Conference with an overall standing at 14-13 and a home record of 9-3 this season. The Bears shot 56.3% from the floor and 42.9% from long-range while holding the Spartans to 41.8% overall shooting and 30.8% from the three-point region resulting in their 73-64 victory.


Forward Felipe Haase led the way for Mercer with 28 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, and a steal in the winning effort.    


Forward Felipe Haase recorded an average of 14.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.2 steals per match while Guard Jalen Johnson chipped in an average of 14.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.1 blocks per contest for the Bears. Mercer nailed an average of 70.9 PPG on 45.1% overall shooting and 35.6% shooting from the rainbow territory while their defense gave up an average of 71.3 PPG on 44.6% FG.


East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs. Mercer Bears. The NCAAB Pick for this contest is Mercer -3. The Bears got the momentum in this match-up after stopping a three-game losing streak and raising to one game above the .500 mark at 14-13 this season.


The Buccaneers ranked 275th in scoring defense and 268th in defensive FG while Mercer ranked 75th in treys scored and 87th in 3pt. FG percentage. The Bears will grab their 10th win at home on Wednesday. Prediction: The Mercer Bears will win to a score of 73-69.


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East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs Mercer Bears 2/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET


Location: Hawkins Arena in Macon, GA


Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022




NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Mercer Bears -3


NCAAB Totals: 141.5


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