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St. Francis Brooklyn vs Merrimack College Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds
Terriers vs Warriors Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers at Merrimack College Warriors
- Where: North Andover at Hammel Court
- Date: Saturday, January 7th
- Betting Odds: St. Francis Brooklyn +4, STF +156 | MERRI -195 O/U 118.5
St. Francis Brooklyn will take the floor against the Warriors with an overall record of 6-8. On the road, the Terriers will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 1-6. So far, the Terriers have been the underdog 8 times, going 1-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread.
St. Francis Brooklyn’s leading scorer this season is Rob Higgins, who is averaging 12.15 points per contest. So far, Higgins has accounted for 17.5% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.31 rebounds per game and 3.85 assists. Larry Moreno is the second leading scorer for the Terriers, averaging 10.38 points per game. Between him and Moreno, they are accounting for 32.4% 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.
Through 17 games, the Merrimack College Warriors have an overall record of 3-14. Currently, the Warriors have been the home team 6 times, sitting with a record of 2-4. The Warriors’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4 points in their favor. For the season, Merrimack College has been favored to win in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 0-2.
Merrimack College will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Ziggy Reid who is averaging 13.47 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 game plan is the play of Jordan Minor who has hit 54.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 16.91 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 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: Merrimack College Warriors -4
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Merrimack College Warriors to pick up the win and cover the spread as -4 point betting favorites. Although Merrimack College as a team is just 335th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Terriers’ defense. At -4 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Warriors to come out on top and cover.
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