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    The Mercer Bears (7-9, 0-3 SoCon) will try to break a three-game losing streak when they visit the Western Carolina Catamounts (9-7, 2-1 SoCon) on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Ramsey Center as just 1.5-point favorites. The matchup airs at 4:00 PM ET. The matchup’s point total is 136.5.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Bears vs. Catamounts

    • Game Day: Saturday, January 7, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
    • Location: Cullowhee, North Carolina
    • Arena: Ramsey Center
    Mercer vs Western Carolina Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Mercer -1.5 136.5

    Mercer Betting Stats & Information

    • Mercer has been favored on the moneyline seven times this season. They’ve gone 4-3 in those games.
    • The Bears have not played a game this season with moneyline odds of -117 or shorter.
    • The Bears have a 6-9-0 record against the spread this season.
    • In games this year in which they were an underdog by 1.5 points or more, the Catamounts have a 5-3-1 record against the spread.
    • The average total Mercer has had set in matchups this season is 6.1 more points than this outing’s point total.

    Western Carolina Betting Stats & Info

    • Western Carolina has won four of the 10 games it has played as underdogs this season.
    • The Catamounts have not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than -104.
    • The Catamounts are 8-6-1 against the spread this year.
    • The Catamounts are 5-3-1 against the spread when an underdog by 1.5 points or more this year.
    • The average point total for Western Carolina this season is 8.6 points higher than this game’s over/under.

    Mercer vs. Western Carolina Season Stat Comparison

    Mercer Rank Mercer AVG Western Carolina AVG Western Carolina Rank
    155th 73.4 Points Scored 76.6 91st
    195th 69.1 Points Allowed 68.5 173rd
    237th 31.3 Rebounds 35.8 47th
    199th 8.6 Off. Rebounds 9.7 109th
    278th 6.4 3pt Made 10.1 9th
    35th 16.1 Assists 13.8 159th
    94th 11.5 Turnovers 11.3 76th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Mercer Bears Leaders

    • The scoring and rebounding leader for the Bears is Jalyn McCreary, who averages 15.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.
    • Luis Hurtado is Mercer’s best passer, distributing 4.9 assists per game while scoring 9.4 PPG.
    • Kamar Robertson leads the Bears in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.1 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Western Carolina Catamounts Leaders

    • The Catamounts’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Tyzhaun Claude with 14.4 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.
    • Vonterius Woolbright’s assist statline leads Western Carolina; he racks up 4.4 assists per game.
    • Tre Jackson knocks down 3.8 three-pointers per game, the most on the Catamounts.

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