Merrimack College Basketball Betting Line Vs. Saint Francis (PA) – February 11, 2023

Posted on February 11, 2023

The Merrimack Warriors (10-16, 8-4 NEC) will attempt to extend a three-game winning run when visiting the Saint Francis (PA) Red Flash (9-15, 6-5 NEC) on February 11, 2023 at DeGol Arena.

Saturday’s matchup between the Warriors and the Red Flash features the Warriors as close 1.5-point favorites. A 132.5-point total is set for the game.

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Merrimack Betting Line, Matchup Info Vs. Saint Francis (PA)

  • When: Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 4:00 PM ET
  • Where: DeGol Arena in Loretto, Pennsylvania
  • How to Watch on TV: NEC
  • Spread Favorite: Merrimack -1.5
  • Moneyline Favorite: Merrimack -122
  • Moneyline Underdog: Saint Francis (PA) +101
  • Over/Under: 132.5 points

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Merrimack Betting Trends

  • The Warriors are 10-14-0 ATS this season.
  • Merrimack has covered the spread four times this season (4-5 ATS) when playing as at least 1.5-point favorites.
  • The Warriors have been favorites in nine games this season and have come away with the win five times (55.6%) in those contests.
  • Merrimack has yet to enter a game this year with shorter moneyline odds than -122.
  • The Warriors and their opponents have combined to hit the over six out of 24 times this season.
  • Merrimack and its opponents have gone over 132.5 combined points in six of 24 games this season.
  • The Warriors have had an average of 121.6 points in their games this season, 10.9 fewer than this matchup’s total.

Merrimack Top Performers

Jordan Minor 20 17.1 8.9 2.4 1.2 2.6 0.1
Ziggy Reid 26 12.8 4.0 1.1 1.2 0.9 1.4
Javon Bennett 26 8.3 1.7 2.6 2.8 0.0 1.2
Jordan Derkack 26 7.7 3.7 2.3 1.8 0.2 0.2
Devon Savage 25 5.4 2.7 0.6 1.5 0.4 1.5

Merrimack Season Stats

  • Merrimack is being outscored by 3.2 points per game with a -82 scoring differential overall. It puts up 59.2 points per game (359th in college basketball) and allows 62.4 per contest (23rd in college basketball).
  • The Warriors are 364th in the nation at 26.1 rebounds per game. That’s 10.2 fewer than the 36.3 their opponents average.
  • The Warriors are averaging 63.1 points per game this season in conference contests, which is 3.9 more points per game than their overall average (59.2).
  • Merrimack’s defense has been better in NEC games this year, giving up 58.5 points per matchup, compared to its overall average of 62.4 PPG allowed.
  • When it comes to three-pointers, the Warriors’ offense has been more effective in NEC matchups this season, hitting 7.0 three-pointers per contest and converting 35.6% of their shots from beyond the arc, compared to their season average of 6.8 threes per game with a 30.5% three-point percentage.
  • Merrimack is averaging 61.7 points per game this year at home, which is 4.6 more points than it is averaging in away games (57.1).
  • In 2022-23, the Warriors are giving up 56.3 points per game at home. On the road, they are allowing 66.8.

Merrimack Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
1/26/2023 Cent. Conn. St. W 64-61 Away +1
1/28/2023 Fairleigh Dickinson L 78-71 Home -2
2/2/2023 LIU W 76-59 Home -14.5
2/4/2023 Saint Francis (PA) W 70-66 Home -4.5
2/9/2023 Stonehill W 56-43 Home -4.5
2/11/2023 Saint Francis (PA) Away -1.5
2/16/2023 Hartford Away
2/18/2023 Sacred Heart Away
2/23/2023 Cent. Conn. St. Home
2/25/2023 LIU Away

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Saint Francis (PA) Betting Trends

  • Saint Francis (PA) has compiled a 9-12-1 record against the spread this season.
  • The Red Flash have been an underdog by 1.5 points or more 14 times this year, and covered the spread in four of those contests.
  • Saint Francis (PA) has won two, or 13.3%, of the 15 games it has played as underdogs this season.
  • The Red Flash have not been a bigger underdog this season than the +101 moneyline set for this game.
  • A total of 14 Saint Francis (PA)’s games this year have hit the over.
  • The Red Flash have played 17 games this season that ended with a point total higher than 132.5 points.
  • Saint Francis (PA)’s average game total this season has been 147.6, 15.1 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

Saint Francis (PA) Top Performers

Josh Cohen 24 21.6 8.0 2.2 0.9 0.8 0.0
Landon Moore 17 13.5 3.0 3.7 0.7 0.0 1.8
Maxwell Land 23 11.8 5.6 1.3 0.6 0.2 1.5
Brad McCabe 24 6.4 4.4 1.2 0.4 0.3 1.5
Ronell Giles Jr. 17 6.1 2.2 1.9 0.6 0.2 1.0

Saint Francis (PA) Season Stats

  • The Red Flash’s -29 scoring differential (being outscored by 1.2 points per game) is a result of putting up 73.2 points per game (151st in college basketball) while allowing 74.4 per contest (306th in college basketball).
  • The 33.0 rebounds per game Saint Francis (PA) accumulates rank 192nd in the nation. Their opponents collect 32.9.
  • In NEC games, the Red Flash have averaged 0.2 more points (73.4) than overall (73.2) in 2022-23.
  • Saint Francis (PA) has conceded 3 fewer points per game in NEC action (71.4) than overall (74.4).
  • The Red Flash drain more 3-pointers in NEC action (8.4 per game) than overall (8.0), and have a higher 3-point percentage in conference games (41.8%) than overall (38.4%).
  • At home Saint Francis (PA) is putting up 81.6 points per game, 15.5 more than it is averaging away (66.1).
  • The Red Flash allow 67.4 points per game at home, and 80.4 away.

Saint Francis (PA) Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
1/26/2023 Fairleigh Dickinson L 87-82 Away +4.5
1/28/2023 Cent. Conn. St. L 88-74 Away +1.5
2/2/2023 Stonehill L 74-61 Away +1.5
2/4/2023 Merrimack L 70-66 Away +4.5
2/9/2023 Sacred Heart W 78-76 Home -0.5
2/11/2023 Merrimack Home +1.5
2/16/2023 Saint Francis (BKN) Away
2/18/2023 LIU Away
2/23/2023 Fairleigh Dickinson Home
2/25/2023 Wagner Home

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