Who's Playing

Mercer @ VMI

Current Records: Mercer 13-12; VMI 14-10

What to Know

The Mercer Bears are 11-2 against the VMI Keydets since January of 2016, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Thursday. Mercer and VMI will face off in a Southern battle at 7 p.m. ET at Cameron Hall. The Keydets will be strutting in after a win while Mercer will be stumbling in from a defeat.

It was close but no cigar for Mercer as they fell 74-72 to the Chattanooga Mocs on Monday.

Meanwhile, VMI was able to grind out a solid victory over the Western Carolina Catamounts last week, winning 76-69.

The Bears are expected to lose this next one by 5. They are currently three-for-three against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

Mercer's loss took them down to 13-12 while VMI's win pulled them up to 14-10. We'll see if Mercer can steal the Keydets' luck or if VMI records another win instead.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Cameron Hall -- Lexington, Virginia
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Keydets are a 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-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Mercer have won 11 out of their last 13 games against VMI.

  • Jan 13, 2022 - Mercer 97 vs. VMI 91
  • Mar 07, 2021 - Mercer 73 vs. VMI 59
  • Jan 23, 2021 - Mercer 83 vs. VMI 80
  • Jan 25, 2020 - Mercer 69 vs. VMI 66
  • Jan 15, 2020 - Mercer 73 vs. VMI 62
  • Feb 28, 2019 - VMI 84 vs. Mercer 71
  • Jan 24, 2019 - Mercer 88 vs. VMI 68
  • Feb 15, 2018 - Mercer 82 vs. VMI 58
  • Jan 18, 2018 - Mercer 62 vs. VMI 56
  • Feb 09, 2017 - Mercer 81 vs. VMI 51
  • Jan 05, 2017 - Mercer 68 vs. VMI 50
  • Feb 25, 2016 - VMI 91 vs. Mercer 82
  • Jan 28, 2016 - Mercer 73 vs. VMI 58