The Sharks and Warriors are set to face off at 7:00 ET on NEC. The Warriors will host the game at Hammel Court in North Andover, MA. The odds for this Northeast conference game currently have Merrimack College as the -15 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 140 points.

LIU SHARKS VS MERRIMACK COLLEGE WARRIORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: LIU Sharks +15

This game will be played at Hammel Court at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, March 6th.

WHY BET THE LIU SHARKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Sharks.
  • Not only will LIU pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +15.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Can LIU Pull Off A Win at Hammel Court?

LIU Brooklyn will look to snap a two-game losing streak and end a seven-game road losing streak when they take on Merrimack College. So far, the Sharks have gone 7-21 overall, including a 6-10 record in Northeast Conference play.

On the road, LIU Brooklyn has gone just 2-16, and their average scoring margin is -15.7 points per game. Over their last 10 games away from home, the Sharks have gone just 1-9.

As the underdog this season, LIU has gone 13-12-1 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 8-9-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Sharks have gone 5-4-1 vs. the spread.

LIU Brooklyn’s over/under record for the season is 10-17-1. So far, their games have averaged 143.5 points compared to an average over/under line of 145.5, resulting in an average margin of -2 points. This year, 17 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 140. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 136 points.

In their most recent game, the Sharks’ offense tallied 64 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 66.5 points per game. Tai Strickland is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 14. Meanwhile, Tana Kopa also brings a PPG average of 12 into the game.

Looking at the LIU defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 77.0 points per game (285th). On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.2 threes per game vs. Merrimack College. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.4%.

Is a Home Win Possible for the Warriors?

For Merrimack College, they have been dominant at home this season with an average scoring margin of +8.8 points per game. Their record at home is 8-2, and they have won four straight games at home. This season, they have been favored in 20 of their 30 games, going 15-5 in those matchups.

Over their last ten games at home, Merrimack College has gone 9-1. In their most recent game, they lost to Sacred Heart by a score of 89-85. On the season, they have a record of 19-11, and in Northeast Conference play, they are 13-3.

As the favorite, Merrimack has gone just 9-10-1 against the spread this season. However, they have been better vs. the spread at home this year, going 6-4. Their overall ATS record is 17-10-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Warriors are 5-5 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Merrimack games is 12-16 and today’s line of 140 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (134.9). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 144 points.

In their recent matchup, the Merrimack College offense ended with 85 points against Sacred Heart. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 48.3% and made 14 threes. Offensively, the Warriors hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 220th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 354th in terms of percentage and 217th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Warriors’ defense holds the 39th rank in the nation, allowing 66.3 points per game. In their previous game vs. Sacred Heart, the Pioneers finished with a field goal percentage of 54% and a total of 89 points vs. Merrimack College.