Furman vs Mercer: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 20, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 20, 2021

The Furman Paladins (13-7) visit the Mercer Bears (12-8) as 3.5-point favorites after Alex Hunter racked up 23 points in the Paladins 78-64 victory over Samford. The game airs on ESPN+ at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The matchup has an over/under of 149.5 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 20, 2021, 2:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Furman Betting Information

  • With a mark of 7-10, Furman has a losing record against the spread this season.
  • The Paladins have a losing record against the spread when favored by at least 3.5 points, going 6-7 this season.
  • In 47.1% of their games this season (8/17), the Furman and their opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • In their last game, the Paladins got a team-high 23 points from Hunter on the way to a 78-64 win over Samford on Wednesday. They were favored by 16.5 points and failed to covered the spread, and the teams combined to score 142 points to fall short of the 150 point total.

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

Furman Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Mike Bothwell 21 16.0 4.9 3.1 1.7 0.1 1.4
Clay Mounce 21 14.5 6.5 1.4 0.9 0.6 2.1
Noah Gurley 21 13.4 5.3 2.4 1.0 1.0 1.3
Alex Hunter 21 11.0 3.8 3.8 1.1 0.0 2.6
Jalen Slawson 21 9.4 5.2 2.9 1.2 1.3 0.6

Mercer Betting Information

  • Mercer holds a losing record ATS this season, covering seven times and failing to cover 10 times.
  • When they play as at least a 3.5-point underdog, the Bears frequently come up short with only a 2-4 record against the spread.
  • Seven of the Bears 17 games (41.2%) this season have failed to hit the over on the point total.
  • In the Bears most recent game on Wednesday, Felipe Haase scored a team-high 19 points on the way to a 71-64 victory against East Tennessee State. They covered the spread as 4.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 135 points to fall short of the 136 point total.

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

Mercer Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ross Cummings 21 15.3 3.3 2.4 0.6 0.2 2.9
Neftali Alvarez 19 13.3 3.7 4.7 1.4 0.4 1.0
Leon Ayers III 21 13.0 4.2 2.0 1.2 0.4 1.0
Felipe Haase 21 11.7 7.8 3.1 0.9 0.3 1.8
Maciej Bender 20 9.7 4.2 0.5 0.6 1.4 0.0

Total Facts

  • In Furman’s matchups this season, the Paladins and their opponents have exceeded Saturday’s over/under of 149.5 points nine times (45% of opportunities).
  • 12 Mercer games this year (60% of its matchups) finished with a final score greater than Saturday’s total of 149.5 points.
  • The over/under for the game of 149.5 is 9.5 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Paladins (80.4 points per game) and the Bears (78.6 points per game).
  • The 142 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 7.5 fewer than the 149.5 over/under in this contest.
  • The Paladins have seen a 148.4 average over/under in their games this season, 1.1 points fewer than the over/under in this contest.
  • Bears games have a total points bet of 152.5 points this season, 3.0 points more than the over/under for this contest.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/2/2021 Furman Furman -10 152 -576 +417 Regular Season 83-80 FURMAN
2/5/2020 Furman Furman -11.5 143.5 -843 +540 Regular Season 79-57 FURMAN
12/20/2019 Furman Mercer -9.5 146 -525 +376 Regular Season 64-62 FURMAN
2/2/2019 N/A Mercer N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 74-63 FURMAN
1/3/2019 N/A Furman N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-58 FURMAN

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