Planning on watching today’s Warriors and Skyhawks game? Catch the action at Merkert Gymnasium in South Easton, MA, as the Skyhawks hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on NEC. Merrimack College is favored by -9.5 in this Northeast conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 130 points.

MERRIMACK COLLEGE WARRIORS VS STONEHILL SKYHAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Stonehill Skyhawks +9.5

This game will be played at Merkert Gymnasium at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 15th.

WHY BET THE STONEHILL SKYHAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-75 in favor of the Warriors.
  • Even though we have Merrimack College winning straight-up, we like Stonehill at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 130 points, and we like the over with a projected 152 points.

Can the Warriors Live Up to the Hype on the Road?

As the Merrimack College Warriors get set to take on the Stonehill Skyhawks, they are 15-10 overall and 8-2 in Northeast Conference play. They have won five straight games, including a 66-50 victory over Le Moyne in their most recent contest.

On the road this season, the Warriors are 5-8 with an average scoring margin of -2.3. Over their last three road games, they have gone 3-0, and they are 4-1 in their last five.

As the favorite this season, Merrimack has gone 7-6-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Warriors are 5-4-1. On the road, Merrimack’s ATS record is 10-2-1 this year and 6-3-1 over their last 10 road games.

Today’s over/under line of 130 is lower than the average over/under line in Merrimack’s games this season (134.3). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 138 points.

In their latest game, Merrimack College offense put up 66 points against Le Moyne. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 40% and made 6 threes. Coming into the game, the Warriors offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 29%. On average, they get up 23.1 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 14 made free-throws.

Currently, the Warriors’ defense holds the 39th rank in the nation, allowing 66.1 points per game. So far, the Merrimack College defense is giving up an average of 11.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.5 times per game (639th).

Can the Skyhawks Lock in a Home Win?

Stonehill enters this game as a 9.5-point underdog, and they have gone 2-22 in that role this season. They are 3-23 overall, including a 1-10 mark in Northeast Conference action. Stonehill has lost two straight games, including a 72-63 defeat at the hands of Saint Francis U.

At home, the Skyhawks have gone 3-6 this season, and they are 4-6 in their last 10 games at home. For the year, they have been outscored by an average of 3.2 points per game at home.

Stonehill’s ATS record this season is 8-17-1, including a mark of 4-5 at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Skyhawks have gone just 2-7-1 vs. the spread.

Stonehill’s over/under record for the season sits at 10-16 and today’s line of 130 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (142.7). Their average scoring total in their last three games is 136 points, which is in line with their season average of 140.2 points per game. Over their last 10 games, the over/under record is 4-6.

In their most recent game, the Stonehill offense put up just 63 points vs. the Saint Francis U Red Flash. Overall, they are now averaging 63.3 points per game which is 459th in the country. Louie Semona led the team in scoring, putting up 13 points. Additionally, Max Zegarowski contributed 12 points for the Skyhawks.

Coming into the game, Stonehill will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 76.8 points per game (271st). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Stonehill’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.9% this season.