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

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

The No. 2 seed Merrimack Warriors (21-11, 13-3 NEC) will try to earn the NEC championship and a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament when they meet the No. 6 Wagner Seahawks (15-15, 7-9 NEC) on Tuesday at 7:00 PM ET.

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

Merrimack vs. Wagner Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Tuesday, March 12, 2024
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: North Andover, Massachusetts
  • Arena: Hammel Court

Merrimack is a 7.5-point favorite over Wagner on Tuesday and the total is set at 119.5 points. Below are a few betting trends and insights before making an informed wager on the outing.

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Merrimack vs. Wagner: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Merrimack has put together a 19-11-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • Wagner has covered 12 times in 27 games with a spread this year.
  • Merrimack covers the spread when it is a 7.5-point favorite or more 54.5% of the time. That's more often than Wagner covers as an underdog of 7.5 or more (33.3%).
  • The Warriors have done a better job covering the spread in away games (11-5-0) than they have at home (7-5-0).
  • The Seahawks' winning percentage against the spread, both home and away, is .444. They are 4-5-0 ATS on their home court and 8-10-0 on the road.
  • Against the spread, in conference games, Merrimack is 9-9-0 this year.
  • Wagner has eight wins against the spread in 17 NEC games this season.

Merrimack vs. Wagner: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Merrimack has been chosen as the moneyline favorite in 21 games this year and has walked away with the win 16 times (76.2%) in those games.
  • The Warriors have not lost in seven games this year when favored by -375 or better on the moneyline.
  • Wagner is 6-9 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 40% of those games).
  • The Seahawks have not yet won a game when it entered play as a moneyline underdog with odds of +290 or longer in four chances.
  • Merrimack has an implied victory probability of 78.9% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.

Merrimack vs. Wagner Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Merrimack outscores opponents by 4.1 points per game (scoring 69.9 per game to rank 282nd in college basketball while allowing 65.8 per outing to rank 24th in college basketball) and has a +131 scoring differential overall.
  • Jordan Derkack's 17.5 points per game lead Merrimack and are 103rd in the nation.
  • Wagner puts up 63.9 points per game (353rd in college basketball) while giving up 62.6 per contest (eighth in college basketball). It has a +38 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 1.3 points per game.
  • Wagner's leading scorer, Melvin Council Jr., ranks 315th in the country, putting up 14.7 points per game.
  • The Warriors record 31.5 rebounds per game (344th in college basketball) while conceding 37.8 per outing to their opponents. They are outrebounded by 6.3 boards per game.
  • Derkack is 321st in college basketball play with 6.1 rebounds per game to lead the Warriors.
  • The Seahawks win the rebound battle by 1.1 boards on average. They record 36.3 rebounds per game, 124th in college basketball, while their opponents grab 35.2.
  • Council paces the team with 5.8 rebounds per game (387th in college basketball).
  • Merrimack scores 90.3 points per 100 possessions (292nd in college basketball), while giving up 85 points per 100 possessions (13th in college basketball).
  • The Seahawks rank 310th in college basketball with 88.9 points scored per 100 possessions, and 34th defensively with 87.1 points conceded per 100 possessions.

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