Betting on today’s Warriors and Red Flash game? Catch the action at DeGol Arena in Loretto, PA, as the Red Flash hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. In this Northeast matchup, Merrimack College is favored by -10 vs. Saint Francis U. The over/under for the game is 132.5 points.
MERRIMACK COLLEGE WARRIORS VS SAINT FRANCIS U RED FLASH BETTING PICK
The Pick: Saint Francis U Red Flash +10
This game will be played at DeGol Arena at 4:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.
WHY BET THE SAINT FRANCIS U RED FLASH:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 84-62 in favor of the Red Flash.
- Not only will Saint Francis U pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +10.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 132.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.
Can the Warriors Live Up to the Hype on the Road?
After a win against Wagner, Merrimack College is 11-10 overall and 5-2 in Northeast Conference play. The Warriors have won two games in a row and are favored by 10 points for their upcoming game against Saint Francis U.
So far, Merrimack has gone 7-4 as the favorite and 4-8 on the road this season. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone just 3-7, and their average scoring margin on the road is -4.1 points per game.
As the favorite, Merrimack’s ATS record this season is 5-5-1. Their overall ATS mark is 13-5-1. On the road, the Warriors are 9-2-1 vs. the spread and their last 10 road ATS record is 7-2-1. In their last 3 games as the favorite, Merrimack is 2-1 vs. the spread.
Today’s over/under line of 132.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Merrimack’s games this season (134.4). So far, their over/under record is 8-11. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 116 points, which is lower than the average over/under line this season.
In their recent matchup, the Merrimack College offense ended with 60 points against Wagner. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 45.1% and made 6 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Jordan Derkack who comes into today’s matchup averaging 17.1. Devon Savage also heads into the game with a PPG average of 11.
At present, the Warriors’ defense is nationally ranked 56th, allowing 66.7 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Merrimack College’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.7% this season.
Will the Red Flash Win at DeGol Arena?
Despite being the underdog, Saint Francis U Red Flash has been in much better form at home compared to on the road. They come into this game with a home record of 3-5, including a two-game winning streak.
Overall, Saint Francis U Red Flash has gone 7-13 this season, with a 2-5 record in Northeast Conference games. Their record as the underdog is 4-13, and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games at home.
As the underdog, Saint Francis U has an ATS record of 8-8-1 this season. At home, their ATS mark sits at 4-3-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Red Flash are 4-5-1 vs. the spread.
Saint Francis U’s over/under record this season is 8-10 and today’s line of 132.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (139.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 7-3.
Saint Francis U is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 75 points vs. Sacred Heart. This figure is more than their season average of 66 points per game. In terms of offense, the Red Flash have a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, putting them 336th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 297th in percentage and 261st in three-pointers made.
Coming into today’s game, the Saint Francis U defense is giving up an average of 73.2 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.8 threes per game vs. Merrimack College. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.4%.