Mercer Bears at Georgia State Panthers ATS Prediction

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The Georgia State Panthers (1-1) will be at home in GSU Sports Arena when they go head-to-head with the Mercer Bears (1-1). The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

Mercer Bears at Georgia State Panthers Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Panthers fell to the Montana Grizzlies, 81-74, while the Bears had no trouble getting past the Piedmont Lions, 105-52.

Mercer played a flawless game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.429 and a turnover percentage of 9.0. For those same stats, Piedmont was 0.062 and 22.6, respectively. Georgia State, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (12.7 vs. 15.9). D’Marcus Simonds put together a good outing for Georgia State with 30 points. Meanwhile, Mercer rallied around DJ Peavy, who contributed 16 points and five assists.

When looking at effective field goal percentage, Georgia State figures to have a significant advantage. Dating back to last season, the Panthers offense ranks 83rd in that metric at 0.535, while the Mercer defense ranks 233rd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.514). Furthermore, the Bears have been among the nation’s best at getting to the line, ranking 31st in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.285). The Panthers, meanhwile, rank 258th at keeping opponents off the charity stripe with an opponents’ FTA rate of 0.261.

Mercer Bears at Georgia State Panthers Odds Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Georgia State, ATS Winner – Georgia State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Mercer ranks sixth in rebounds allowed per game (29.8) while Georgia State ranks 273rd (37.5).
  • The Panthers rank 44th in steals per game (7.4) while the Bears rank 198th (5.6).
  • Georgia State ranks 132nd in assists allowed per game (13.0) while Mercer ranks 244th (14.6).
  • The Panthers rank 32nd in blocks per game (4.7) while the Bears rank 253rd (1.8).
  • Georgia State averages 23.8 three pointers per game, which ranks 91st in the nation. Mercer ranks 307th in three pointers allowed per game (26.2).