|College Basketball Mercer vs. Utah State Picks & Predictions for March 28, 2012|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Wednesday, 28 March 2012 15:00|
Mercer vs. Utah State Free Pick
LOGAN, UTAH (ATS Consultants) - Mercer takes on Utah State in the College Insider Tournament Championship game on Wednesday at 9pmET from Utah State.
ODDS: The total for this game is 129 and Utah State is listed as the 5.5-point favorite over Mercer. The Utah State Aggies enter play with a 21-15 overall record and are 18-12 OVER/UNDER this season, while the Mercer Bears are 26-11 overall and 1-8 UNDER.
LINE MOVEMENT: The total opened up as a 127 at most sports books and jumped to 129, while Utah State opened as a 5-point favorite and jumped to 5.5 at most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 59% of college basketball public bettors currently favor Utah State. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
FREE MARCH MADNESS PICK: Take the OVER 129 Utah State/Mercer. According to the latest college basketball trends, Mercer is 5-1 OVER last 6 games as a road underdog. Utah State is 16-5 Over last 21 games following a S.U. win, 5-0 OVER last 5 games and 20-8 OVER last 28 home games. Mercer has had a nice run in the College Insider Tournament and earned a trip to the CIT Championship game with a 64-59 win on the road against Fairfield. Utah State is a longer trip and they face an Aggies team that likes to get out and run. This will be a tempo game and with Utah State at home and Mercer facing a long trip, the fast tempo will win out. Utah State averages 69 points per game and allows 65ppg, while Mercer allows 62.9ppg. But they haven’t played a team as strong as Utah State. The Aggies also average 73.4 points per game at home and shoot 49.8% from the field and in the last five games, they are putting up 80.6 ppg, while allowing 69.4ppg. Utah State will dictate tempo and put up a lot of points at home against a team that playing their third straight road game.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: MERCER/UTAH STATE OVER 129