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

Merrimack College vs St. Francis Brooklyn Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 22nd Betting Odds

Warriors vs Terriers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Merrimack College Warriors at St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers
  • Where: Brooklyn at Pope Physical Education Center
  • Date: Sunday, January 22nd
  • Betting Odds: Merrimack College -1.5, MERRI -127 | STF +104 O/U 120.5

Warriors Preview:

Merrimack College heads into this matchup having played 20 games and have an overall record sitting at 5-15. On the road, the Warriors will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 2-10. This season, Merrimack College has been favored to win in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 1-3. For today’s contest, Merrimack College has a betting line set -1.5 points in their favor.

Merrimack College’s leading scorer this season is Ziggy Reid, who is averaging 12.5 points per contest. So far, Reid has accounted for 21.93% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.1 rebounds per game and 1.25 assists. Jordan Minor is the second leading scorer for the Warriors, averaging 17.21 points per game. Between him and Minor, they are accounting for 43.1% of the team’s scoring.

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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.

Terriers Preview:

The St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers head into today’s game in what will be their 20th game of the season, posting a record of 9-10. So far this season, St. Francis Brooklyn has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-2. For the season, St. Francis Brooklyn has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 2-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Terriers being +1.5 point underdogs.

St. Francis Brooklyn’s leading scorer this season is Larry Moreno, who is averaging 10.56 points per contest. So far, Moreno has accounted for 15.06% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.5 rebounds per game and 2.33 assists. Tedrick Wilcox Jr. is the second leading scorer for the Terriers, averaging 10.22 points per game. Between him and Jr., they are accounting for 29.6% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for St. Francis Brooklyn this season, as they are currently ranked 320th 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 Terriers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.3%, placing them 398th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers +1.5

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Merrimack College Warriors are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -1.5. However, we anticipate St. Francis Brooklyn putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home 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 Terriers to cover.

 


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