Check out our free Fairleigh Dickinson vs Merrimack College pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in North Andover. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Fairleigh Dickinson vs Merrimack College Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds
Knights vs Warriors Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Fairleigh Dickinson Knights at Merrimack College Warriors
- Where: North Andover at Hammel Court
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds: Fairleigh Dickinson +1, FAIRDK -104 | MERRI -118 O/U 134.5
The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights head into today’s game in what will be their 24th game of the season, posting a record of 13-10. On the road, the Knights will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 5-7. So far, the Knights have been the underdog 11 times, going 4-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.
Fairleigh Dickinson’s leading scorer this season is Demetre Roberts, who is averaging 17.17 points per contest. So far, Roberts has accounted for 21.86% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.96 rebounds per game and 4.04 assists. Grant Singleton is the second leading scorer for the Knights, averaging 14.73 points per game. Between him and Singleton, they are accounting for 39.8% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Fairleigh Dickinson this season, as they are currently ranked 321st in college basketball at 67.2 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Knights’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.4%, placing them 348th in the NCAA.
The Merrimack College Warriors will be looking to pick up their 23rd win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. Currently, the Warriors have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 3-5. The Warriors’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, Merrimack College has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 2-3.
Jordan Minor comes into today’s game as the Warriors’ leading scorer at 16.69 points per contest. Not only has Minor been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Merrimack College’s top rebounder at 8.44 boards per contest. Behind Minor, the team has benefited from the strong play of Ziggy Reid, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.0 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.5% of his shots and is adding 3.95 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Merrimack College this season, as they are currently ranked 446th in college basketball at 61.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Warriors’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.1%, placing them 319th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Fairleigh Dickinson Knights +1
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Merrimack College Warriors are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -1. However, we anticipate Fairleigh Dickinson putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Warriors as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Knights to cover.