Mercer Bears vs. Florida Gators ATS Prediction


Don’t expect a fast-paced game when the Mercer Bears (4-6) travel to Florida to play the Gators (5-4). The game starts at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, and will air on SEC Network.

Mercer Bears at Florida Gators Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last outing. The Gators lost big to the 17th-ranked Florida State Seminoles, 81-60, while the Bears fell to the UAB Blazers, 75-67.

Mercer had a better turnover percentage (20.5 vs. 20.6) while Florida had a better offensive rebounding percentage (25.7 vs. 25.0). Florida’s Jalen Hudson had a solid performance, putting up 11 points. Djordje Dimitrijevic, meanwhile fueled Mercer with 19 points.

Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when a pair of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams battle. Florida ranks 324th in possessions per game (68.0) and Mercer is 305th (67.3) since the 2017-18 season.

Mercer vs. Florida Odds Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Florida, ATS Winner – Mercer, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Florida ranks 10th in steals per game (7.4) while Mercer ranks 142nd (5.8).
  • The Gators rank 116th in three pointers attempted per game (24.2) while the Bears rank 234th in three pointers allowed per game (26.4).
  • Florida ranks 29th in blocks allowed per game (3.0) while Mercer ranks 123rd (3.6).
  • The Gators rank 37th in assists allowed per game (11.4) while the Bears rank 164th (14.2).
  • Mercer ranks 18th in rebounds allowed per game (30.5) while Florida ranks 139th (37.0).