Merrimack College Basketball Betting Line Vs. LIU – March 1, 2023

Posted on March 1, 2023

The Merrimack Warriors (15-16, 12-4 NEC) will try to extend an eight-game winning run when hosting the Long Island Sharks (3-25, 1-15 NEC) on March 1, 2023 at Hammel Court.

The Warriors square off with the Sharks in a game that Merrimack is currently a colossal favorite by 17.5 points. The game has a point total of 133.5.

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Merrimack Betting Line, Matchup Info Vs. LIU

  • When: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Hammel Court in North Andover, Massachusetts
  • How to Watch on TV: NEC
  • Spread Favorite: Merrimack -17.5
  • Moneyline Favorite: Merrimack -3674
  • Moneyline Underdog: LIU +1245
  • Over/Under: 133.5 points

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Merrimack Betting Trends

  • The Warriors have won 14 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover 15 times.
  • The Warriors have come away with nine wins in the 13 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season.
  • Merrimack has yet to enter a game this year with shorter moneyline odds than -3674.
  • So far this season, nine out of the Warriors’ 29 games have gone over the point total.
  • In seven of 29 games this season, Merrimack and its opponents have combined to total more than 133.5 points.
  • Warriors contests this year have an average total of 123.1, 10.4 fewer points than this game’s over/under.

Merrimack Top Performers

Jordan Minor 25 17.4 9.5 2.3 1.2 2.4 0.0
Ziggy Reid 31 13.3 4.0 1.3 1.2 0.8 1.5
Javon Bennett 31 8.8 1.8 3.3 2.9 0.0 1.2
Jordan Derkack 31 7.5 3.8 2.7 2.1 0.1 0.3
Devon Savage 30 6.5 3.2 0.6 1.6 0.4 1.8

Merrimack Season Stats

  • Merrimack averages 61.3 points per game (355th in college basketball) while allowing 61.8 per contest (17th in college basketball). It has a -18 scoring differential overall.
  • The 27.3 rebounds per game the Warriors average rank 363rd in the nation, and are 8.4 fewer than the 35.7 their opponents grab per outing.
  • With 65.6 points per game in NEC tilts, the Warriors are putting up 4.3 more points per game in conference games compared to their overall average (61.3 PPG).
  • Merrimack is surrendering 58.6 points per game this year in conference matchups, which is 3.2 fewer points allowed per game than its overall average (61.8).
  • In terms of three-pointers, the Warriors’ offense has been better in NEC tilts this year, sinking 8.0 treys per contest and converting 37.1% of their shots from deep, compared to their season average of 7.4 threes per game with a 32.1% three-point percentage.
  • Merrimack is putting up 62.3 points per game at home. When playing on the road, it is averaging 60.9 points per contest.
  • The Warriors are ceding 56.1 points per game this year at home, which is 9.1 fewer points than they’re allowing when playing on the road (65.2).

Merrimack Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
2/11/2023 Saint Francis (PA) W 75-68 Away -1.5
2/16/2023 Hartford W 67-59 Away -8.5
2/18/2023 Sacred Heart W 67-55 Away +1.5
2/23/2023 Cent. Conn. St. W 70-54 Home -3
2/25/2023 LIU W 80-59 Away -12.5
3/1/2023 LIU Home -17.5

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LIU Betting Trends

  • LIU has won seven games against the spread this season, while failing to cover or pushing 19 times.
  • The Sharks have covered the spread twice when an underdog by 17.5 points or more this year (in six opportunities).
  • LIU has been underdogs in 25 games this season and won one (4%) of those contests.
  • The Sharks have not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +1245 odds on them winning this game.
  • In LIU’s 26 chances this year, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 11 times.
  • The Sharks have combined with their opponents to score more than 133.5 points in 21 of 26 games this season.
  • LIU’s games this year have had a 146.0-point total on average, 12.5 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

LIU Top Performers

Marko Maletic 24 15.9 3.1 1.0 0.5 0.1 2.9
Andre Washington 18 11.5 2.3 2.5 1.5 0.3 1.0
Jacob Johnson 28 10.2 5.7 1.8 1.3 0.5 0.2
R.J. Greene 26 8.9 4.0 3.7 1.2 0.3 0.2
Tre Wood 19 7.7 3.3 4.2 1.1 0.2 0.6

LIU Season Stats

  • The Sharks are being outscored by 13.2 points per game, with a -369 scoring differential overall. They put up 66.4 points per game (314th in college basketball), and give up 79.6 per outing (355th in college basketball).
  • LIU loses the rebound battle by 3.5 boards on average. It records 32.3 rebounds per game, 219th in college basketball, while its opponents pull down 35.8.
  • In 2022-23, the Sharks have scored 64.6 points per game in NEC action, and 66.4 overall.
  • LIU has conceded 3.1 fewer points per game in NEC action (76.5) than overall (79.6).
  • In NEC action, the Sharks make fewer trifectas (4.5 per game) than they do overall (5.0), but their percentage from downtown (34.8%) is higher than for the whole season (34.5%).
  • LIU is scoring more points at home (71.1 per game) than away (63.4).
  • The Sharks concede 72.8 points per game at home, and 85.7 on the road.

LIU Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
2/9/2023 Fairleigh Dickinson L 80-79 Home +12
2/11/2023 Wagner L 58-46 Away +14
2/16/2023 Stonehill L 75-60 Away +12.5
2/18/2023 Saint Francis (PA) L 93-82 Home +7
2/25/2023 Merrimack L 80-59 Home +12.5
3/1/2023 Merrimack Away +17.5

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