Mercer Bears vs East Carolina Pirates 11-8-22

Mercer Bears vs East Carolina Pirates 11/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Mercer Bears vs East Carolina Pirates 11/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Mercer Bears will visit Williams Arena in Greenville, North Carolina for an Inter-Division face-off against the East Carolina Pirates on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.


The Bears concluded last season with an overall record of 16-17 and 8-10 in conference play while taking 7th place in the Southern Conference.


Mercer will be missing three top scorers and only one leading scorer will be returning from last season and that is James Glisson III, who averages 10.5 points per match while shooting 46.8% overall and 34.1% from beyond the arc.


Guard Kamar Robertson also returned from last year’s roster of the Bears with an average of 10.0 points per outing while Shawn Walker III is the third player returning for Mercer from last year.


Walker recorded an average of 5.9 points and 2.8 assists per contest with a team-high 2.8 assists last season. Glisson III also averages 5.0 rebounds to lead the Bears’ defense while Robertson chipped in an average of 4.3 rebounds per game.   


The totals went UNDER in 4 of the Bears’ last 6 contests and Mercer is 1-4 straight up in its last 5 matches played. The Mercer Bears are 1-6 SU in their last 7 road games and 13-5 against the spread in their last 18 outings played in November.


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Mercer Bears vs East Carolina Pirates Predictions 11/8/2022


The East Carolina Pirates ended last season with a 15-15 overall standing and 6-11 in conference play while taking 9th place in the American Athletic Conference.


East Carolina lost six of its top scorers from last season and the Pirates acquired many new faces in their roster this year.


East Carolina’s last season’s top rebounder Brandon Johnson will be returning for the team carrying an average record of 5.1 rebounds per match with 51.8% shooting from the field.    


The Pirates added Boston College transferee Wynston Tabbs who recorded an average of 13.7 points per game for the Eagles while Quentin Deboundje transferred to ECU after playing for one season with Tennessee.


The East Carolina Pirates included four freshmen in this year’s roster led by Ezra Ausar who is the second choice of East Carolina while the team added a JUCO transfer player in Jaden Walker who played for Iowa State in his recent college basketball stint.  


The East Carolina Pirates are 4-2 against the spread in their last 6 matches played and the totals went UNDER in 5 of the Pirates’ last 6 contests.


East Carolina is 4-10 straight up in its last 14 games and the totals went UNDER in 4 of the Pirates’ last 5 home outings.


Mercer Bears vs. East Carolina Pirates. The NCAAB Pick for this contest is East Carolina +1.5. The Pirates retained only two experienced players in the division 1 category from last season but they will also be facing a Bears team who are in the process of rebuilding their team after losing the top three scorers from last season.


Moreover, East Carolina acquired Tabbs from Boston College while returnee Brandon Johnson will be their rebounding workhorse. Center Ludgy Debaut is the big guy for ECU.


Prediction: The East Carolina Pirates will win 79-59.         


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Mercer Bears vs East Carolina Pirates 11/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET


Location: Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC


Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022                                                   




NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: East Carolina Pirates +1.5       


NCAAB Totals: 137.0


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