Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Bulldogs vs Bears CBB Odds
Looking for Samford Bulldogs vs. Mercer Bears NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? It’s 2017 hoops season everyone! CBB betting sees the Bulldogs taking on the Bears on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions.
(17-13) Samford Bulldogs vs. Mercer Bears (14-16)
2017 NCAA Basketball – SoCon
Date: Friday, February 27, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Bears -5
CBB Betting Total: 140.5
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The SoCon is definitely a one bid league so this game is kind of important.
That is because they are tied in the standings and any advantage going into the conference tourney could be big.
This is also the final game of the season for both programs.
These program have the same conference record and are probably about even in a lot of ways.
The Bulldogs are coming off a loss and have lost their last three conference road games so their confidence heading into this one might not be that high.
Demetrius Denzel-Dyson has to be one of the best names in the game this season but he also has game leading the Bulldogs in scoring at 16ppg.
Three other players score in double figures including Wyatt Walker who is a legit big and averages near a double-double. He often looks like a man among boys out there.
Samford is a good offensive team averaging 80ppg. They are 15th in the nation from three and can make their free throws.
It is the defense that has let them down this season. Walker for all his size is not much of a presence on defense.
Mercer has one of the best players in the conference but it has not helped as much as they would have liked.
Ria’n Holland is averaging 17ppg but it was Stephon Jelks who was preseason All SoCon. Jelks has been dreadful this season seeing his scoring drop from 11ppg to 7 as his shooting has fallen way off.
The only saving grace is that he has become a better rebounder. Maybe he can be better in the tournament.
Desmond Ringer has the same size as Wyatt and was a South Carolina recruit before transferring. He does not produce as much though.
Final game and more important the final home game is usually a good system in college hoops.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 9-1 in SAM last 10 Mon. games.
- SAM are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 road games.
- Over is 12-4 in SAM last 16 overall.
- Under is 7-2 in MER last 9 games as a favorite.
- Under is 11-4 in MER last 15 overall.
- Under is 11-4 in MER last 15 vs. Southern.
Free Samford Bulldogs vs. Mercer Bears NCAAB Prediction:
The key will be the beginning. If Samford can start strong on the road in an emotional spot they have enough to power through.
Mercer has the potential to be a tough out in the SoCon tourney but they need to head in with some momentum.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Mercer -5
Look for the Bears to show a little extra spark at home. They are 16-10 ATS overall this season.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Mercer 76 – Samford 68
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