Mercer Vs VMI: NCAA Basketball Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – January 19, 2023

Written By Staff on January 18, 2023

The VMI Keydets (5-14, 0-6 SoCon) will try to break an eight-game losing streak when they host the Mercer Bears (8-11, 1-5 SoCon) on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at Cameron Hall. The game airs at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Bears’ (-246 to win on the moneyline) contest versus the Keydets (+196).

The insights in the article below are based off odds valid as of January 19, 2023 at 5:38 PM ET.

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Mercer vs VMI Betting Odds

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Mercer Offense Vs. VMI Defense

Mercer Offense Stats (Rank) VMI Defense
71.3 (188) Points/Gm 76.3 (332)
8.3 (208) Possessions/Game 5.4 (35)
47.1 (54) Field Goal % 47.1 (328)
36.3 (73) 3PT % 36.3 (296)
52.5 (106) Effective FG % 56.0 (356)
54.6 (179) True Shooting % 62.8 (345)

VMI Offense Vs. Mercer Defense

VMI Offense Stats (Rank) Mercer Defense
73.2 (149) Points/Gm 69.4 (187)
5.4 (328) Possessions/Game 8.3 (150)
44.1 (206) Field Goal % 43.2 (160)
38.2 (26) 3PT % 35.3 (271)
52.8 (96) Effective FG % 49.2 (153)
55.7 (132) True Shooting % 58.1 (276)

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Mercer Betting Insights

  • Mercer has compiled a 6-11-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • The Bears have covered the spread once when favored by 5.5 points or more this season (in two opportunities).
  • Mercer’s games have hit the over six out of 17 times this season.
  • In eight of 17 games this season, the Bears and their opponents have scored more than 137 points.
  • The average total in Mercer’s matchups this year is 140.6, 3.6 more points than this game’s over/under.

VMI Betting Insights

  • VMI has compiled a 9-7-0 record against the spread this year.
  • The Keydets are 9-6 ATS this season when playing as at least 5.5-point underdogs.
  • So far this year, 10 out of VMI’s 16 games with an over/under have hit the over.
  • The Keydets have played 11 games this season that ended with a combined score higher than 137 points.
  • VMI has a 149.5-point average over/under in its matchups this season, 12.5 more points than this game’s total.

Mercer Key Players

  • Jalyn McCreary leads the Bears in points and rebounds. He contributes 14.5 points per game while adding 5.4 rebounds.
  • Luis Hurtado paces the team with 4.5 assists per game.
  • The Bears are led by Kamar Robertson from long distance. He hits 1.8 shots from deep per game.
  • Mercer’s steals leader is Robertson, who collects 1.1 per game. McCreary leads the team averaging 0.5 blocks an outing.

VMI Key Players

  • Asher Woods owns the Keydets top spot in scoring with 14.8 points per game and also tacks on 4.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per contest.
  • Sean Conway (5.8 rebounds per game) and Tony Felder (3.5 assists per game) are the VMI leaders in rebounds and assists.
  • Conway is tops from three-point range for the Keydets, hitting 2.6 treys per game.
  • Nobody on VMI grabs more steals than Conway (1.2 per game) or blocks more shots than Tyler Houser (0.5 per game).
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