Check out our free Sacred Heart 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.

Sacred Heart vs Merrimack College Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 5th Betting Odds

Pioneers vs Warriors Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Sacred Heart Pioneers at Merrimack College Warriors
  • Where: North Andover at Hammel Court
  • Date: Thursday, January 5th
  • Betting Odds: Sacred Heart +1.5, SACRED +104 | MERRI -127 O/U 130.5

Pioneers Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Merrimack College, the Sacred Heart Pioneers will be taking the floor for the 17th time this season and have an overall record of 7-9. So far, the Pioneers have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 4-6. For the season, Sacred Heart has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 2-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Pioneers being +1.5 point underdogs.

Sacred Heart’s leading scorer this season is Nico Galette who is averaging 16.0 points per contest. So far, Galette has accounted for 22.28% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.88 rebounds per game and 1.75 assists. Raheem Solomon is the second leading scorer for the Pioneers, averaging 12.12 points per game. Between him and Solomon, they are accounting for 39.2% of the team’s scoring.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Sacred Heart this season, as they are currently ranked 157th in college basketball at 72.7 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 Pioneers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.3%, placing them 226th in the NCAA.

Warriors Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Sacred Heart, the Merrimack College Warriors will be taking the floor for the 17th time this season and have an overall record of 3-13. So far this season, Merrimack College has played 5 games at home, sitting with a record of 2-3. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Warriors as the -1.5 point favorites. The Warriors have been favored 1 time, going 0-1 straight up.

Merrimack College will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Ziggy Reid who is averaging 13.62 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 55.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 16.8 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Sacred Heart Pioneers +1.5

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Merrimack College as the favorites with a line coming in at -1.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Sacred Heart Pioneers to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Merrimack College at 7.13 made 3’s per game compared to Sacred Heart at 8.07. Look for Sacred Heart to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Warriors.

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