Furman Paladins vs. Mercer Bears 2/20/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on February 22, 2021

The Furman Paladins (13-7) visit the Mercer Bears (12-8) as 3.5-point favorites after Alex Hunter went off for 23 points in the Paladins 78-64 victory over Samford. The matchup airs on ESPN+ at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The over/under for the matchup is set at 149.5.

Betting Information

Furman vs Mercer Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Furman -3.5 -113 -110 149.5 -109 -112 -174 140

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ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Mercer (+3.5) Over (149.5) Furman 76 Mercer 74

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Total Facts

  • The Paladins and their opponents have scored more than 149.5 points in 45% of their outings this year (nine of 20 opportunities).
  • In 12 of 20 opportunities (60%) this year, Mercer and its opponents have combined to score at least 149.5 points.
  • The Paladins and the Bears combine to average 9.5 more points per game than the over/under of 149.5 set for this game.
  • The Paladins and the Bears have seen their opponents average a combined 7.5 less points per game than the over/under of 149.5 set in this matchup.
  • The average point total for Paladins games this season is 1.1 fewer points than the total of 149.5 in this matchup.
  • Bears games this season have averaged a total of 152.5 points, 3.0 more than the point total in this matchup.

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Furman Betting Information

  • The Paladins have struggled a bit against the spread this season, posting a 7-10 record.
  • The Paladins have posted a losing record of 6-7 against the spread when the spread is -3.5 or higher.
  • Furman and its foes have combined to reach or surpass the over in 8 of 17 games this season (47.1%).

Mercer Betting Information

  • Mercer has a losing record against the spread, going 7-10 ATS (covering just 41.2% of the time).
  • When they are at least 3.5-point underdogs, the Bears have not fared well, going 2-4 against the spread.
  • In the majority of Bears games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (10 out of 17 games, 58.8%).

Head to Head

Furman vs Mercer (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/2/2021 Furman -10 152 -576 +417 Regular Season 83-80 FURMAN
2/5/2020 Furman -11.5 143.5 -843 +540 Regular Season 79-57 FURMAN
12/20/2019 Furman -9.5 146 -525 +376 Regular Season 64-62 FURMAN
2/2/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 74-63 FURMAN
1/3/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-58 FURMAN

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Furman Leaders

  • Mike Bothwell leads the Paladins in scoring, tallying 16.0 points per game to go with 4.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists.
  • Clay Mounce leads the Paladins in rebounding, averaging 6.5 per game, while Hunter leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 3.8 in each contest.
  • Hunter paces his teammates on the Paladins with 2.6 made threes per outing.
  • Bothwell and Jalen Slawson lead Furman on the defensive end, with Bothwell leading the team in steals averaging 1.7 per game and Slawson in blocks averaging 1.3 per contest.

Mercer Leaders

  • Ross Cummings is at the top of the Bears scoring leaderboard with 15.3 points per game. He also grabs 3.3 rebounds and dishes out 2.4 assists per game.
  • Mercer’s leader in rebounds is Felipe Haase with 7.8 per game, and its leader in assists is Neftali Alvarez with 4.7 per game.
  • Cummings is reliable from deep and leads the Bears with 2.9 made threes per game.
  • Jeff Gary (1.4 steals per game) and Maciej Bender (1.4 blocks per game) lead the Bears in steals and blocks, respectively.
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