The Citadel Bulldogs (11-9) are underdogs (by 8.5 points) to break a six-game road losing streak when they visit the Mercer Bears (12-9) on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET. The over/under is set at 159 in the matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 22, 2021, 2:19 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 (-8.5)

Both DraftKings and the model expect the Bears to walk away with the win, but the model spread (9.1) is 0.6 points further in their direction.

Pick OU:
Under (159)

The model projects a total 2.5 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this game.

Prediction: Mercer 83, Citadel 74

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 average implied total for the Bears this season is 77.6 points, 6.4 fewer points than their implied total of 84 points in Monday’s game.
  • Mercer has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (84) four times.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Bulldogs (84.6) is 9.6 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (75).
  • Citadel will aim to outscore its implied point total for this matchup (75) for the 14th time this season.

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

Mercer and Citadel Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 8.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Bears 7-11 0-2 10-8
Bulldogs 10-6 0-0 5-11

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

Last 5 Games


Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/20/2021 Furman Loss 70-60 2/20/2021 VMI Win 75-74
2/17/2021 East Tennessee State Win 71-64 2/17/2021 Wofford Loss 81-67
2/13/2021 UNC Greensboro Loss 77-74 2/13/2021 Chattanooga Loss 70-66
2/10/2021 Samford Win 77-70 2/10/2021 East Tennessee State Win 79-71
2/8/2021 Samford Win 89-82 2/6/2021 Western Carolina Win 74-63

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