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Furman @ Mercer

Current Records: Furman 15-7; Mercer 12-9

What to Know

The Mercer Bears have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the Furman Paladins and are hoping to record their first win since Jan. 14 of 2016. Mercer and Furman will face off in a Southern battle at 6 p.m. ET Saturday at Hawkins Arena. The Paladins will be strutting in after a victory while Mercer will be stumbling in from a defeat.

Mercer ended up a good deal behind the Samford Bulldogs when they played on Wednesday, losing 75-61.

Meanwhile, the VMI Keydets typically have all the answers at home, but on Wednesday Furman proved too difficult a challenge. Furman enjoyed a cozy 79-64 win over the Keydets.

The Bears are expected to lose this next one by 5.5. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past three games, so buyers beware.

In the teams' previous meeting earlier this month, Mercer lost to the Paladins on the road by a decisive 81-66 margin. Maybe Mercer will have more luck at home instead of on the road? Watch the contest and check back on CBS Sports for all the details.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 6 p.m. ET
  • Where: Hawkins Arena -- Macon, Georgia
  • TV: CBS Sports Network
  • Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Watch on your Phone: CBS Sports App
  • Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV

Odds

The Paladins are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Bears, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Furman have won 13 out of their last 14 games against Mercer.

  • Jan 08, 2022 - Furman 81 vs. Mercer 66
  • Feb 20, 2021 - Furman 70 vs. Mercer 60
  • Jan 02, 2021 - Furman 83 vs. Mercer 80
  • Feb 05, 2020 - Furman 79 vs. Mercer 57
  • Dec 20, 2019 - Furman 64 vs. Mercer 62
  • Mar 09, 2019 - Furman 85 vs. Mercer 74
  • Feb 02, 2019 - Furman 74 vs. Mercer 63
  • Jan 03, 2019 - Furman 71 vs. Mercer 58
  • Feb 01, 2018 - Furman 85 vs. Mercer 73
  • Jan 06, 2018 - Furman 74 vs. Mercer 71
  • Feb 02, 2017 - Furman 70 vs. Mercer 68
  • Jan 02, 2017 - Furman 71 vs. Mercer 69
  • Feb 13, 2016 - Furman 85 vs. Mercer 74
  • Jan 14, 2016 - Mercer 69 vs. Furman 65