The Merrimack Warriors (5-4) head to Brown to take on the Bears (4-3) in a game that has the potential to be low-scoring. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
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The Warriors were beaten by the Akron Zips in their last matchup, 64-47. Juvaris Hayes had a good performance for Merrimack, putting up 10 points and five rebounds. Akron did a great job of converting from the charity stripe (9-11; 81.8 percent). Merrimack, meanwhile, forced the Zips into a turnover percentage of 22.6 (above their season average of 15.6).
In the Bears’ previous game, they were beaten by the Navy Midshipmen, 76-56. Brandon Anderson was Brown’s leading scorer with 19 points on 6-for-15 shooting. Navy’s 10.0 turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over Brown, who had a rate of 20.0. The Midshipmen’s mark was better than their season average of 20.2.
This showdown figures to be low-scoring as two of the country’s best defenses square off. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, Brown ranks 54th in defensive efficiency (96.6) and Merrimack is ninth (90.7).
Merrimack at Brown Odds Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Brown, ATS Winner – Brown, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Bears rank 88th in assists allowed per game (12.0) while the Warriors rank 236th (13.9).
Brown blocks 4.0 opponent shots per game, which is ranked 82nd in the NCAA. Merrimack ranks 123rd in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
Merrimack averages 11.0 steals per game, which ranks first in the NCAA. Brown ranks 244th in steals allowed per game (7.1).
The Warriors rank second in three pointers allowed per game (16.2) while the Bears rank 233rd (23.5).
Brown ranks 104th in rebounds per game (36.9) while Merrimack ranks 315th (29.9).