/UNC Greensboro vs. Mercer odds, line: 2021 SoCon Tournament Championship picks, predictions from proven model
UNC Greensboro vs. Mercer odds, line: 2021 SoCon Tournament Championship picks, predictions from proven model

UNC Greensboro vs. Mercer odds, line: 2021 SoCon Tournament Championship picks, predictions from proven model

The No. 1 seed UNC Greensboro Spartans look to cap off their regular-season championship with a conference tournament title as well as a bid to the NCAA Tournament when they take on the No. 7 seed Mercer Bears on Monday in the 2021 SoCon Tournament title game. UNC Greensboro (20-8, 13-5), which lost to Wofford in the 2018-19 Southern Conference Tournament Championship, advanced to the title game on Sunday with a 77-65 win over fifth-seeded East Tennessee State. The Spartans are 24-21 all-time in the Southern Conference Tournament. Mercer (18-10, 8-9) moved on with a 73-59 victory over sixth-seeded Virginia Military Institute.

The game from Cherokee Center in Asheville, N.C., is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET. UNC Greensboro is averaging 73.7 points per game, while Mercer averages 77.4. The Spartans are five-point favorites in the latest Mercer vs. UNC Greensboro odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 136.5. Before making any UNC Greensboro vs. Mercer picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.

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Now, the model has set its sights on UNCG vs. Mercer in the Southern Conference Championship Game 2021. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Mercer vs. UNCG:

  • Mercer vs. UNC Greensboro spread: UNC Greensboro -5
  • Mercer vs. UNC Greensboro over-under: 136.5 points
  • Mercer vs. UNC Greensboro money line: Mercer +180, UNC Greensboro -220
  • MER: Seeking its first-ever SoCon Tournament championship
  • UNCG: In 10 seasons under coach Wes Miller, the Spartans are 183-133

Why UNC Greensboro can cover

The Spartans have a strong lineup with seven players averaging 6.1 points per game or better. One of those contributors is junior guard Kaleb Hunter, who is averaging nine points and 3.9 rebounds per game. He has reached double figures in 12 games, including one double-double. He scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a win over Norfolk on Dec. 13. His top scoring output of the season was 22 points against The Citadel on Feb. 3.

Also playing a big role in the Spartans’ success is junior forward Angelo Allegri, who is averaging 8.1 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. Allegri is averaging 9.5 points per game in the Southern Conference Tournament, including a 13-point performance in Saturday’s win over The Citadel. He has reached double digits seven times this season, including a 19-point effort at Wofford on Jan. 6. Last year, he appeared in all 32 games, making 12 starts and averaging 7.6 points per game.

Why Mercer can cover

The Bears have a number of players who have stepped up their game of late, including sophomore guard Neftali Alvarez, who is averaging 13.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game. In Sunday’s conference tournament semifinal win over Virginia Military Institute, Alvarez powered Mercer with a team-high 23 points. He has reached double figures in 20 games, including four games of 20 or more. His most prolific game was a 24-point performance against Western Carolina on Jan. 16.

Another key to Mercer’s success has been the play of senior guard Ross Cummings, who also averages 13.5 points per game, along with 3.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists. Although he was held to just two points against VMI, he grabbed five rebounds. Cummings opened the tournament with a 17-point effort against Samford and has scored in double figures in 21 games. He scored a season-high 25 points in an overtime win over Samford on Feb. 8. Against UNC Greensboro, he reached double figures in both games, including 15 on Feb. 13.

How to make Mercer vs. UNC Greensboro picks

The model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 147 points. It also says one side of the spread hits over 60 percent of the time. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

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