Betting on today’s Warriors and Blue Devils game? Catch the action at William H. Detrick Gymnasium in New Britain, CT, as the Blue Devils hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 132 points, and the Blue Devils are the home favorites against the Warriors in a Northeast conference matchup.
MERRIMACK COLLEGE WARRIORS VS CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE BLUE DEVILS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Central Connecticut State Blue Devils -1.5
This game will be played at William H. Detrick Gymnasium at 4:00 ET on Monday, January 15th.
WHY BET THE CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE BLUE DEVILS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 85-62 in favor of the Blue Devils.
- Not only will Central Connecticut State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 132 points, and we like the over with a projected 147 points.
Are the Warriors Ready for a Road Win?
Through 17 games, Merrimack College has a record of 9-8. Over the last three games, they have won all three, and in Northeast Conference play, they are 3-0. On the road this season, they are 3-7, and their average scoring margin is -6.0.
As the underdog, Merrimack College has gone 2-6. On the other hand, they are 5-2 when they have been favored. In their most recent game, they were victorious over Le Moyne by a score of 66-62. This season, they have been the underdog in eight of their 17 games.
As the underdog, Merrimack has been a perfect 8-0 against the spread this season. Their overall ATS mark is 11-3-1 and they are 8-1-1 vs. the number on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Warriors have gone a perfect 10-0 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for Merrimack games is 6-9. Today’s over/under line of 132 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (136). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 127 points, compared to their season average of 133.2 points per game.
In their most recent game, the Merrimack College offense put up just 66 points vs. the Le Moyne Dolphins. Overall, they are now averaging 69 points per game which is 351st in the country. Jordan Derkack is leading the team in scoring at 17.9 points per contest. Devon Savage has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.6 going into the game.
Currently, the Warriors’ defense holds the 95th rank in the nation, allowing 68.5 points per game. In their most recent game, the Merrimack College defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Le Moyne knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 62 points.
Can the Blue Devils Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?
Central Connecticut State enters this game as 1.5-point favorites. They have gone 3-1 when favored this season. The Blue Devils have won three straight games and are 8-7 overall.
At home, Central Connecticut State is 1-2 this year and 6-4 in their last 10 games at home. So far, they have gone 2-1 in their last three home games and 3-2 in their last five.
Central Connecticut State has an ATS record of 8-4-1 this season. At home, they are 1-2 vs. the spread and 3-5 in their last 10 home games. As the favorite, the Blue Devils are 3-1 vs. the spread this year and 6-4 in their last 10 games.
Today’s over/under line of 132 is lower than the average over/under line in Central Connecticut State’s games this year (138.9). So far, the over/under record in their games is 6-7. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 134 points compared to their season average of 139.9 points per game.
In their previous game, the Blue Devils’ offense finished with 75 points, which is right in line with their current average of 73.6 points per contest. Leading Central Connecticut State in scoring vs. Saint Francis U was Allan Jeanne-Rose with his 24 points. Jordan Jones also added 13 points for the Blue Devils.
In the current season, the Central Connecticut State defense has excelled, sitting 64th in the nation by allowing 66.2 points per game. The Central Connecticut State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 61 points and allowed Saint Francis U to connect on 7 threes.