SoCon foes meet when the UNC Greensboro Spartans (13-5) visit the Mercer Bears (11-7) at Hawkins Arena, starting at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 13, 2021. The Bears are 1.5-point underdogs in the game, the second matchup between the teams this season. The matchup’s point total is set at 139.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 13, 2021, 2:17 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Bears (+1.5)

The model leans slightly toward betting on the Bears in this one. The data favors them while DraftKings has the Spartans favored, but the difference between the two is only 1.7 points.

Pick OU:
Over (139.5)

The DraftKings point total for this matchup is just 6.9 points lower than the model projection.

Prediction: Mercer 74, UNC Greensboro 73

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Spartans have an average implied point total of 77.6 this season, which is 6.6 points higher than their implied total in Saturday’s game (71).
  • UNC Greensboro will look to surpass its implied point total for this matchup (71) for the 11th time this season.
  • The 78.7-point average implied total on the season for the Bears is 9.7 more points than the team’s 69-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Mercer has scored more than 69 points 15 times this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

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UNC Greensboro and Mercer Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 1.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Spartans 11-6 10-5 6-10-1
Bears 6-9 2-6 9-6

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

UNC Greensboro

Mercer
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/10/2021 Furman Win 64-58 2/10/2021 Samford Win 77-70
2/8/2021 Furman Loss 68-49 2/8/2021 Samford Win 89-82
2/3/2021 Citadel Win 85-66 2/3/2021 East Tennessee State Loss 70-64
1/30/2021 VMI Win 76-59 1/30/2021 Wofford Loss 72-69
1/27/2021 Mercer Win 81-68 1/27/2021 UNC Greensboro Loss 81-68

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