Looking to win big? The Bears and Crimson Tide face off at 8:00 ET on SEC. The Crimson Tide are hosting the game at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 150.5 points, and the Crimson Tide are favored to win at home vs. the Bears.
MERCER BEARS VS ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE BETTING PICK
The Pick: Mercer Bears +29.5
This game will be played at Coleman Coliseum at 8:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE MERCER BEARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Crimson Tide.
- Even though we have Alabama winning straight-up, we like Mercer at +29.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Does Mercer Have A Chance at Coleman Coliseum?
Mercer will be playing their third game of the season against Alabama. So far, the Bears have played two games and are 1-1 overall. All of their games this season have been away games. In terms of Mercer’s ATS performance, they currently stand at 0-1 heading into today’s game. When taking into account their results from last season, Mercer has a 3-5-1 ATS record in their previous ten games.
Looking at their over/under performance through two games, Mercer has an over/under record of 1-1-0, with their games averaging 133.5 points per game on average. In the Bears’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 64 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 1-3.
The Mercer offense is coming off a game in which they scored 66 points vs. Morehead State. Overall their field goal percentage was 44.4% while connecting on 5 threes. The team’s top scorer is Jalyn McCreary, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 14, while Robby Carmody also carries a PPG average of 12 into the game.
At this time, the Bears’ defense is positioned 62nd in the country, permitting 68.7 points per game. So far, the Mercer defense is giving up an average of 9.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.7 times per game (328th).
Will the Crimson Tide Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?
Alabama is undefeated in their three previous games this season, all of which they were favored to win. As we examine Alabama’s ATS performance, we find that they enter today’s game with a 3-0 ATS record. When factoring in the previous season, Alabama has gone 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games.
So far, Alabama’s games have averaged 169.3 points per game with the average over/under line being 153.8 points. The Crimson Tide’s last five games have finished with a combined 89 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
Alabama’s offense had a good outing, putting up 102 points against South Alabama. They achieved a 61.8% field goal percentage and went 22/30 from the free-throw line. For the season, the Alabama offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 56%. So far, they have hit 59% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 11.7 made three’s per contest.
In the current season, the Alabama defense has excelled, sitting 51st in the nation by allowing 66.3 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.3 threes per game vs. Mercer. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 28.7%.