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How to watch Mercer Bears vs. The Citadel Bulldogs: NCAA Basketball live stream info, TV channel, start time, game odds

Who’s Playing

The Citadel Bulldogs @ Mercer Bears

Current Records: The Citadel 11-20, Mercer 15-16

How To Watch

What to Know

The Citadel is 2-8 against Mercer since February of 2020 but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit on Friday. The Citadel Bulldogs and the Mercer Bears are set to clash at 5:00 p.m. ET at Harrah’s Cherokee Center in a Southern postseason contest. The Citadel is no doubt hoping to put an end to a nine-game streak of away losses.

Last Saturday, the Bulldogs came up short against the Bulldogs and fell 92-80. The defeat unfortunately continues a disappointing trend for The Citadel in their matchups with Samford: they’ve now lost five in a row.

Even though Mercer has not done well against Furman recently (they were 1-9 in their previous ten matchups), they didn’t let the past get in their way on Saturday. The Bears walked away with an 82-75 win over the Paladins. Winning is a bit easier when your three-point shooting is a whole 34.3% better than the opposition, as Mercer’s was.

The Bulldogs have traveled a rocky road recently having lost 15 of their last 18 matches, which put a noticeable dent in their 11-20 record this season. As for the Bears, they are on a roll lately: they’ve won four of their last five matches, which provided a massive bump to their 15-16 record this season.

The Citadel is hoping to beat the odds on Friday, as the experts think they’re headed for a loss. For those looking to play the spread, keep The Citadel’s opponent in mind: they have a subpar 2-7 record against the spread vs Mercer over their last nine matchups.

The Citadel came up short against Mercer in their previous matchup back in February, falling 87-78. Can The Citadel avenge their loss or is history doomed to repeat itself? We’ll find out soon enough.

Odds

Mercer is a 4-point favorite against The Citadel, 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 4-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is 138 points.

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Series History

Mercer has won 8 out of their last 10 games against The Citadel.

  • Feb 21, 2024 – Mercer 87 vs. The Citadel 78
  • Jan 24, 2024 – The Citadel 68 vs. Mercer 66
  • Mar 03, 2023 – Mercer 66 vs. The Citadel 41
  • Feb 25, 2023 – Mercer 72 vs. The Citadel 50
  • Jan 28, 2023 – Mercer 74 vs. The Citadel 65
  • Feb 23, 2022 – The Citadel 71 vs. Mercer 67
  • Jan 17, 2022 – Mercer 71 vs. The Citadel 64
  • Feb 22, 2021 – Mercer 88 vs. The Citadel 52
  • Jan 20, 2021 – Mercer 83 vs. The Citadel 63
  • Feb 26, 2020 – Mercer 73 vs. The Citadel 57

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