Mercer vs Samford Basketball Odds

The Bears will play the Bulldogs on Saturday, March 9th, 2024. Your timezone's tip off time is 12:00 pm EST. Check local listings or your nearest streaming app for coverage.

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Key Matchup Stats

The 2023-24 college basketball postseason has arrived. With tournament action on the docket, Mercer and Samford are set to tip-off on Saturday, March 9th, 2024. Here's your chance to partake in March Madness! The end of the regular season has left us with solid trends for each team. Use the following performance insights and stats to handicap what promises to be an exciting matchup.

  • SportsBetting3.com Power Rankings - Mercer wound up with a 96.00 SportsBetting3.com conference power ranking for the 2023-24 college basketball regular season, while Samford finished with a 99.33 power ranking.
  • Away Records - Tournament games are typically played at neutral venues, which means both teams are away from their home courts. Mercer comes to this matchup with a 4-9 record as an away team, ranking them 6th in the Southern Conference for away team wins. Their opponent, Samford, finished the regular season with a 8-5 record as an away team, ranking them 2nd in the Southern Conference for away team wins.
  • Conference Win Percentage - Mercer finished 5th (0.444) in the Southern Conference, with Samford ending up 1st (0.833) for their conference win percentage in the 2023 Southern Conference.
  • Overall Win Percentage - Mercer had a 0.500 regular season overall win percentage, with Samford, notching a 0.839 overall win percentage at the end of the 2023-24 regular season.
  • Team Records - Mercer tallied a 16-16 regular season overall record. Meanwhile, Samford put together a 26-5 standing for 2023-24 college basketball regular season.

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Hear ye, hear ye! Mercer clashes with Samford in March Madness showdown.

Mercer finished 16-16 overall, while Samford dominated with a 26-5 standing.

Mercer has an 8-10 conference record, while Samford boasts a 15-3 record.

The winning team will advance in the single-elimination NCAA basketball tournament.

The tables below have the best point spread lines, total lines, and moneylines for this matchup. Bet on March Madness games at BetWay, BetRivers, and BetMGM. Review this matchup's prop bets below.

May the best team prevail in this epic battle of college basketball giants!

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Best Point Spread Betting Odds
Underdog

Mercer
Favorite

Samford
Samford has a -8 -110 point spread at BetRivers VA. They are the point spread favorite in this matchup. Mercer has a +8.5 -115 point spread at BetMGM VA. Mercer is the point spread underdog. Review how to bet on a point spread with our text and video tutorials.

Best Total Betting Odds
OverUnder
BetRivers has the best over line of 153.5 points. Risk $110 to win $100. BetRivers has the best under line of 153.5 points. Risk $110 to win $100. Our tutorial explains more about total bets.

Best Moneyline Betting Odds
Underdog

Mercer
Favorite

Samford
Samford is the -375 moneyline favorite. Risk $375 to win $100 on Samford at BetRivers. Mercer is the +285 underdog at BetRivers. Risk $100 to win $285 on Mercer. Learn more about how to bet on money lines.

Matchup Odds FAQs

What is the point spread for the Mercer vs Samford College Basketball game on Saturday, March 9th, 2024?

Samford is a -8 -110 point spread favorite at BetRivers, while Mercer is a +8.5 -115 point spread underdog at BetMGM.

What is the over-under total line for the Mercer vs Samford College Basketball game on Saturday, March 9th, 2024?

The best over line is 153.5 -110 points at BetRivers, which means you risk $110 to win $100 betting the over. The best under line is 153.5 -110 points at BetRivers, and that means you risk $110 to win $100 betting the under.

What is the moneyline for the Mercer vs Samford College Basketball game on Saturday, March 9th, 2024?

Samford is a -375 moneyline favorite at BetRivers and Mercer is a +285 moneyline underdog at BetRivers.

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Underdog Mercer - Mercer bettors risk $100 to win $90.91 at -110 odds.

A +8 Mercer underdog bet wins if they lose by 7 or fewer, tie, or win outright. The bet pushes if they lose by 8. Your bet loses if they lose by 9 or more.

Favorite Samford - Samford bettors risk $100 to win $90.91 at -110 odds.

A -8 Samford favorite bet wins if they win by 9 or more. The bet pushes if they win by 8. Your bet loses if they win by 7 or fewer, tie, or lose outright.

Mercer at Samford Prop Bets

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College Basketball Prop Bets
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Mercer
Samford
Tie
End of 2nd Half Result
3/09/24 12:00pm EST
+320-345+1300Bet
Mercer
Team Total Points
MER at SAM
3/09/24 12:00pm EST
72.5 o -12272.5 u -109Bet
Samford
Team Total Points
MER at SAM
3/09/24 12:00pm EST
80.5 o -12180.5 u -110Bet

Team Standings

2023-2024 College Basketball Regular Season Standings - Mercer, Samford
Team W-L Win% Home Away Conf CGB Conf% Strk
Samford29-60.82918-08-515-3-0.833L1
Mercer16-170.48510-64-98-10+70.444L1

Mercer & Samford Futures Odds

Latest College Basketball Championship odds, if available, for each team. Review March Madness odds for other teams and learn how to bet on the college basketball tournament. Also be sure to read Ron Halfback's Final Four write-up.

Mercer Championship Odds

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Samford Championship Odds

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Mercer & Samford Team Pages

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How to Bet on the Game

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How to Bet on the Mercer vs Samford College Basketball Game

  1. Open a new sports betting account before game time.

    Review our list of sports betting sites. Open a new account before the game starts on Saturday, March 9th, 2024 at 12:00 pm EST, making sure to enter all your personal details correctly. Don't forget to add your bonus code.

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    Navigate to the sportsbook's deposit page. Use your Visa card or MasterCard, or deposit with a bank transfer, or other methods like Paypal.

  3. Tap to the sportsbook's College Basketball page, look for the Mercer vs Samford Game.

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  4. Choose your bet and place a wager.

    Choose your bet and then use the funds you deposited to place a wager. The sportsbook will pay your winnings or deduct a losing wager from your account balance after the game.

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