Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Mercer Bears Free Prediction


The Georgia Southern Eagles (5-2) visit Hawkins Arena to take on the Mercer Bears (4-5). The Eagles will try to lengthen their five-game winning streak. Action starts at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Mercer Bears ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Bears lost to the UAB Blazers, 75-67, while the Eagles easily got past the Carver College Cougars, 139-51.

Georgia Southern dominated every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 8.3 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 45.9. Carver College recorded marks of 29.9 and 14.9, respectively, for those same stats. Mercer, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (20.5 vs. 20.6). Mercer’s Djordje Dimitrijevic had a good outing, finishing with 19 points. Quan Jackson played a key role for Georgia Southern with 25 points, nine rebounds and eight steals.

This could end up being an error-filled game for the Mercer offense. Since the 2017-18 season, Mercer ranks 295th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.2 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Georgia Southern has forced the 57th-most turnovers in the NCAA (21.4 percent).

Georgia Southern vs. Mercer Betting Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Mercer, ATS Winner – Georgia Southern, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Georgia Southern ranks seventh in steals allowed per game (4.5) while Mercer ranks 245th (6.3).
  • The Bears rank 139th in assists per game (14.3) while the Eagles rank 280th (10.4).
  • Georgia Southern ranks 108th in blocks per game (3.6) while Mercer ranks 236th (1.8).
  • The Bears average 35.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 42nd in the country. The Eagles rank 264th in rebounds allowed per game (37.9).
  • Georgia Southern ranks 140th in three pointers attempted per game (22.8) while Mercer ranks 296th in three pointers allowed per game (26.4).