Planning on watching today’s Knights and Warriors game? Catch the action at Lawler Arena in North Andover, MA, as the Warriors hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on NEC. The over/under for this game is set at 146.5 points, and the Warriors are the home favorites against the Knights in a Northeast conference matchup.
FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON KNIGHTS VS MERRIMACK COLLEGE WARRIORS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Fairleigh Dickinson Knights +7
This game will be played at Lawler Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.
WHY BET THE FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON KNIGHTS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Knights.
- Not only will Fairleigh Dickinson pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.
Will Fairleigh Dickinson Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?
Fairleigh Dickinson will be playing their 15th game this season, and currently have a 6-8 record. On the road, the Knights are 3-6 and at home they are 1-2. As of now, Fairleigh Dickinson stands at 5-7 vs. the spread. In their last ten games, Fairleigh Dickinson is 2-3 vs. the spread.
After 14 games, Fairleigh Dickinson has an over/under record of 8-4-0, with their games averaging a combined 160.7 points per game so far. When assessing the Knights’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 3-0, with their games averaging 168 points per game.
The Fairleigh Dickinson offense is coming off a game in which they scored 71 points vs. Illinois. Overall their field goal percentage was 38.6% while connecting on 12 threes. Ansley Almonor is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 16.9 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Sean Moore brings a PPG average of 11.4 into the game.
Looking at the Fairleigh Dickinson defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 82.6 points per game (287th). Fairleigh Dickinson’s three-point defense is currently 171st in the country at 8.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.4% of their shots vs. Fairleigh Dickinson.
Can The Warriors Secure a Home Victory?
The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights come into their game against Merrimack College with a record of 6-8. In their last five home games, Merrimack College has gone 4-1, which includes games from last year. As of now, Merrimack College holds a 10-2 record against the spread heading into today’s game. Analyzing their performance in the last five games, they have a 3-1 record vs. the spread.
Through 14 games, Merrimack College has an over/under record of 5-7-0 with their games averaging a combined 134.5 points per game so far. Looking at the Warriors’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with their games averaging 123 points per game.
In their recent matchup, the Merrimack College offense ended with 63 points against Boston. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 39.2% and made 9 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Devon Savage with 19 points. Jordan Derkack also added 12 points for the Warriors.
Currently, the Warriors’ defense holds the 131st rank in the nation, allowing 70.6 points per game. Against Boston, the Warriors’ defense gave up 74 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Boston only made 10 free-throws.