Check out our free Merrimack College vs Fairleigh Dickinson pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Teaneck. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Merrimack College vs Fairleigh Dickinson Pick & Preview: Thursday, December 29th Betting Odds

Warriors vs Knights Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Merrimack College Warriors at Fairleigh Dickinson Knights
  • Where: Teaneck at Rothman Center
  • Date: Thursday, December 29th
  • Betting Odds: Merrimack College +4, MERRI +152 | FAIRDK -187 O/U 137.0

Warriors Preview:

Coming into today’s matchup, the Merrimack College Warriors are in the middle of a 2 game losing streak and have an overall record of 2-12. So far, the Warriors have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 0-9. For the season, Merrimack College has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 0-11. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Warriors being +4 point underdogs.

Merrimack College will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Ziggy Reid who is averaging 13.64 points per game for the Warriors. Reid is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Warriors’ offensive gameplan is the play of Jordan Minor who has hit 58.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 16.62 points 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 that 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.

Knights Preview:

Fairleigh Dickinson heads into this matchup having played 14 games and have an overall record sitting at 6-8. So far this season, Fairleigh Dickinson has played 5 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-1. The Knights’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4 points in their favor. For the season, Fairleigh Dickinson has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 4-1.

Fairleigh Dickinson will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Demetre Roberts who is averaging 16.79 points per game for the Knights. Roberts is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Knights’ offensive gameplan is the play of Grant Singleton who has hit 43.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.69 points per game.

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 that 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Merrimack College Warriors +4

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 Fairleigh Dickinson Knights are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -4. However, we anticipate Merrimack College putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Knights as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Warriors to cover.

 


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