Mercer Bears vs. Citadel Bulldogs: 1/20/2021 Betting Trends, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

Written by on January 20, 2021

The Citadel Bulldogs (7-3) are expected to continue a three-game losing streak when they host the Mercer Bears (7-4) as 6-point underdogs at 5:00 PM ET on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at McAlister Field House. The game airs on ESPN+. The point total is set at 171.5 for the matchup.

Betting Information

Mercer vs Citadel Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Mercer -6 -110 -110 171.5 -109 -112 -266 211

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ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Citadel (+6) Under (171.5) Mercer 85 Citadel 82

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Total Facts

  • The Bears and their opponents have put up at least 171.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in one of 11 opportunities (9.1%) this year.
  • Citadel has played in four games this season (out of 10 total matchups — 40% of chances) where they and their opponents combined to score at least 171.5 points.
  • These teams average a combined 172.4 points per game, 0.9 more points than the over/under of 171.5 set for this game.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 151.2 points per game, 20.3 less than the point total in this game.
  • The average over/under the Bears have had set in matchups this season is 15.8 fewer points than this outing’s point total.
  • Bulldogs games this year have averaged an over/under of 167.9 points, 3.6 less than the point total in this matchup.

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Mercer Betting Information

  • Mercer has struggled against the spread, going 3-5 on the year.
  • The Bears have struggled to cover, going just 0-1 ATS when favored by at least 6 points.
  • More often than not, Mercer and its foes have united to reach the over, cashing in on 6 of 8 chances this season.

Citadel Betting Information

  • Citadel has a 4-2 record against the spread, covering in 66.7% of their outings.
  • In most of Citadel’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (4 out of 6 games, 66.7%).

Head to Head

Mercer vs Citadel (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/26/2020 Mercer -6 156.5 -271 +212 Regular Season 73-57 MERC
2/1/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 76-71 MERC
2/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 67-61 CITA
12/1/2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-69 CITA

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Mercer Leaders

  • Ross Cummings leads the Bears in scoring, tallying 15.7 points per game to go with 3.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists.
  • Felipe Haase is Mercer’s leading rebounder, grabbing 9.4 per game, while Neftali Alvarez is its best passer, averaging 5.0 assists in each contest.
  • Cummings contributes the bulk of the Bears’ three-point shooting production. He hits 3.3 threes per game to lead the team.
  • Alvarez and Maciej Bender lead the Bears on the defensive end, with Alvarez leading the team in steals averaging 1.3 per game and Bender in blocks averaging 1.8 per contest.

Citadel Leaders

  • Hayden Brown sits atop the Bulldogs leaderboards for both scoring and rebounding with 21.5 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.
  • The Bulldogs’ top assist machine is Tyler Moffe with a stat line of 5.3 assists, 10.4 points, and 4.3 rebounds per game.
  • Kaiden Rice connects on more threes per game than any other member of the Bulldogs, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 5.0 per game.
  • Moffe (1.4 steals per game) is the steal leader for Citadel while Stephen Clark (2.0 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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