Mercer vs. Alabama Pick
Will Alabama avoid a letdown performance when it takes on Mercer tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Alabama is favored in this game, as the Crimson Tide are getting odds of -7.5 points against Mercer. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 149.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama and will air live on the SEC Network.
Mercer is coming off a 95-85 loss to La Salle on Sunday for its third loss in four games. The Bears are 6-5 overall and 2-5 against the spread, having failed to cover in their last four lined games. Mercer is averaging 76 points per game on offense while allowing 73.1 per game on defense. Ria’n Holland is leading Mercer with 22.3 points per game while Stephon Jelks is adding 10.5 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
Alabama is coming off an 88-82 loss at Arizona last week to fall to 7-3 on the season. The Tide have lost three of their last five and they are just 4-4-1 against the spread overall and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five. Bama is averaging 79.3 points per game on offense while allowing 71.6 per game on defense. Collin Sexton is leading Alabama with 21.8 points per game while Donta Hall is adding 12.2 points and 8 rebounds per contest.
These two have split their last four meetings but none of the games are lined. The Bears are 0-7 against the spread in their last seven Tuesday games while Alabama is 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 neutral site games. Both teams have a go-to player to lean on tonight but Alabama has the better supporting cast, which should be the difference. The public betting is strongly with Alabama tonight and I think the Tide will cover.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: ALABAMA -7.5