Bucknell @ Mercer
Current Records: Bucknell 1-3; Mercer 1-3
What to Know
The Bucknell Bison will take on the Mercer Bears at 3 p.m. ET Tuesday at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'
Bucknell was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap this past Saturday as they fell 105-100 to the Illinois State Redbirds.
Meanwhile, Mercer received a tough blow this past Saturday as they fell 75-58 to the Saint Louis Billikens. Guard Jalen Johnson (16 points) and guard Neftali Alvarez (15 points) were the top scorers for the Bears.
The Bison are expected to lose this next one by 6.5. They hadn't treated fans well this season, but they at least enjoy a 3-1 record against the spread.
The losses bumped both teams down to an identical 1-3. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: Bucknell is stumbling into the matchup with the 353rd fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only nine on average. Mercer has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 20th worst in college basketball in turnovers per game, with 17 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 3 p.m. ET
- Where: Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya -- Riviera Maya, Mexico
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Bears are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Bison, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bears as a 7-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.