Mercer Bears vs Furman Paladins 3-5-22

Mercer Bears vs Furman Paladins 3/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Mercer Bears vs Furman Paladins 3/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Mercer Bears will face off against the Furman Paladins in a college basketball clash at the Southern Conference Tournament held at US Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids, IA, on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 6:00 PM EST. This will be the third time for these teams to meet this season.

 

On January 29, the Paladins won by an 80-50 final score. Garrett Hien led the Paladins with 12 points while Kamar Robertson led the Bears with 16 points and 11 boards.

 

The Bears are coming to this game sitting on a 16-16 overall record, losing three games in a row before bouncing back to notch a win on Friday against Western Carolina. Mercer accumulated a total of 81 points that led to an easy victory.

 

Felipe Haase is averaging 14.9 points while  shooting 47.6% from the field and 40.2 % from behind the three point line as the top player for the Bears, Mercer has 4 different players averaging at least 10.7 points per game. As a team, the Mercer Bears are averaging 70.3 points while giving up 70.8 points per game defensively.

 

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Mercer Bears vs Furman Paladins Predictions 3/5/2022

 

The Furman Paladins are entering this match carrying a 20-11 overall record on the year, having won three of their last four games. The Paladins had a bye to this part of their tournament and their last game was against The Citadel a week ago. Furman scored a solid 94 points offensively and that was enough to come away with the 35 points.

 

The Paladins managed to take a  41-29 halftime lead and kept it up with a 53-30 in the second half which led to a 94-59 blowout win. Alex Hunter led the scoring with 20 points and 6 assists. 

 

The top player for Fruman is Mike Bothwell averaging 15.4 points while shooting 46.4% from the field and 34.9% from behind the three point line. The Paladins have 3 different players that are averaging at least 13.6 points per game. As a team, the Furman Paladin is averaging 78.3 points while giving up 69 points per game defensively.

 

Mercer Bears vs Furman Paladins. The NCAAB pick for this contest is the Furman Paladins. The Paladins had no trouble against the Bears when these two teams played against each other at the end of January and it’s going to be no different in this game. Furman has hit 70 or more points in each of the last four games, going 3-1 in that time.

 

As for Mercer, they put up a nice effort against Western Carolina on Friday, but lost 81-66 and 80-50 in the two matchups versus Furman this year. Look for Furman to dominate the court and cover the nut predicted to a score of 75-68.

 

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NCAAB Starting Time: 6:00 PM (EST)

 

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022

 

Location:  US Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids, IA

 

TV: ESPN+

 

NCAAB ODDS: Furman Paladins -5.5

 

NCAAB TOTALS: 142.5

 

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