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Merrimack vs LIU Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NEC Tournament

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Merrimack vs LIU Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NEC Tournament

The No. 2 seed Merrimack Warriors (19-11, 13-3 NEC) will take the court in the NEC tournament against the No. 7 seed Long Island Sharks (7-21, 6-10 NEC), Wednesday at 7:00 PM ET live on NEC Front Row.

Before you place your bet on this matchup at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Merrimack vs. LIU Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 6, 2024
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NEC Front Row
  • Location: North Andover, Massachusetts
  • Arena: Hammel Court

Take a look at these betting insights and trends before you wager on Wednesday's Merrimack-LIU spread (Merrimack -14.5) or over/under (139.5 points).

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Merrimack vs. LIU: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Merrimack has compiled an 18-10-0 record against the spread this season.
  • LIU has put together a 15-13-0 record against the spread this season.
  • Merrimack hasn't covered the spread as a 14.5-point favorite or more this season, while LIU covers as an underdog of 14.5 or more 50% of the time.
  • Against the spread, the Warriors have performed worse at home, covering six times in 10 home games, and 11 times in 16 road games.
  • This season, the Sharks are 7-2-0 at home against the spread (.778 winning percentage). On the road, they are 7-10-0 ATS (.412).
  • Merrimack is 8-8-0 against the spread in conference play this year.
  • LIU has nine wins against the spread in 16 NEC games this season.

Merrimack vs. LIU: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Merrimack has been victorious in 14, or 73.7%, of the 19 contests it has been chosen as moneyline favorites in this season.
  • Oddsmakers have given the Warriors the best odds of winning they have seen this season with a -1700 moneyline listed for this contest.
  • LIU has gone 5-20 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 20% of those games).
  • The Sharks have not won a game when entering as a moneyline underdog with odds of +890 or longer in seven chances.
  • Merrimack has an implied victory probability of 94.4% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.

Merrimack vs. LIU Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Merrimack outscores opponents by 3.8 points per game (scoring 70.1 per game to rank 280th in college basketball while allowing 66.3 per contest to rank 38th in college basketball) and has a +115 scoring differential overall.
  • Jordan Derkack's team-leading 17.7 points per game ranks 95th in college basketball.
  • LIU has a -292 scoring differential, falling short by 10.5 points per game. It is putting up 66.5 points per game, 332nd in college basketball, and is allowing 77 per outing to rank 310th in college basketball.
  • Tai Strickland's 14 points per game leads LIU and ranks 392nd in college basketball.
  • The Warriors come up short in the rebound battle by an average of 6.4 boards. They are collecting 31.5 rebounds per game (344th in college basketball) compared to their opponents' 37.9 per outing.
  • Derkack paces the team with 5.9 rebounds per game (359th in college basketball play).
  • The Sharks lose the rebound battle by an average of 3.2 boards. They are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game (211th in college basketball) compared to their opponents' 38.
  • R.J. Greene averages 7.7 rebounds per game (108th in college basketball) to lead the Sharks.
  • Merrimack's 90.3 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 288th in college basketball, and the 85.4 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 16th in college basketball.
  • The Sharks average 83.5 points per 100 possessions on offense (355th in college basketball), and allow 96.6 points per 100 possessions (288th in college basketball).

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