Merrimack vs. Fairleigh Dickinson NEC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, March 7, 2023

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Merrimack vs. Fairleigh Dickinson NEC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, March 7, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The No. 2 seed Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (19-14, 10-6 NEC) are 4-point underdogs in the NEC championship game, as sportsbooks think the No. 1 Merrimack Warriors (17-16, 12-4 NEC) will claim the automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The title game tips off Tuesday at 7:00 PM, live on ESPN2. The point total in the matchup is set at 138.5.

Merrimack vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Odds

  • Merrimack odds to win: -184
  • Fairleigh Dickinson odds to win: +160
  • Spread: Merrimack (-4)
  • Total: 138.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Where: North Andover, Massachusetts
  • Venue: Hammel Court

Who Will Win Merrimack vs. Fairleigh Dickinson?

Merrimack and Fairleigh Dickinson Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Merrimack has a 5-3 record against the spread when favored by 4 points or more this season.

Fairleigh Dickinson is 2-5 against the spread when an underdog by 4 points or more this year.

Between them, these two teams average 2.2 more points per game (140.7) than this game’s over/under (138.5).

Merrimack and Fairleigh Dickinson have seen their opponents average a combined 1.1 fewer points per game than the point total of 138.5 set in this matchup.

The average point total for Merrimack’s games this year is 13.8 fewer points than the total of 138.5 in this matchup.

The average over/under for Knights games this year is 14.8 more points than the point total of 138.5 for this outing.

So far this season, the Warriors have compiled a 15-16-0 record against the spread.

So far this season, the Knights have compiled a 12-18-1 record against the spread.

Merrimack Stats & Insights

Merrimack has a +8 scoring differential, putting up 62.5 points per game (352nd in college basketball) and giving up 62.2 (16th in college basketball).

Merrimack loses the rebound battle by an average of 8.8 boards. It is recording 26 rebounds per game (363rd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 34.8 per outing.

The Warriors hit 7.5 three-pointers per game (174th in college basketball), 1.7 more than their opponents (5.8).

Merrimack ranks 350th in college basketball with 84.1 points scored per 100 possessions, and 20th in college basketball defensively with 83.7 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Warriors are posting 64.8 points per game this season at home, which is 3.9 more points than they’re averaging in away games (60.9).

Fairleigh Dickinson Stats & Insights

Fairleigh Dickinson’s +100 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by three points per game) is a result of putting up 78.2 points per game (39th in college basketball) while allowing 75.2 per contest (317th in college basketball).

Fairleigh Dickinson ranks 226th in the nation at 31.1 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 30.2 its opponents average.

Fairleigh Dickinson knocks down 8.2 three-pointers per game (90th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 8.2. It shoots 34.5% from deep, and its opponents shoot 36.7%.

Fairleigh Dickinson ranks 57th in college basketball averaging 98.7 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 274th, allowing 94.8 points per 100 possessions.

The Knights are putting up more points at home (81.5 per game) than away (74.2).

Merrimack Key Players to Watch

Jordan Minor leads the Warriors in scoring and rebounding, putting up 17.4 points and 9.4 boards per game.

Merrimack’s best passer is Javon Bennett, who averages 3.4 assists per game to go with his 9.6 PPG scoring average.

Devon Savage makes more threes per game than any other member of the Warriors, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.8 per contest.

Bennett is Merrimack’s leader in steals, averaging three steals per game, while Minor leads them in blocks with 2.6 per contest.

Fairleigh Dickinson Key Players to Watch

Demetre Roberts’ points (16.7 per game) and assists (4.2 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Knights’ leaderboards.

Joe Munden Jr.’s stat line of 4.9 rebounds, 10.6 points and one assist per game helps him grab the top spot on the Fairleigh Dickinson rebounding leaderboard.

Grant Singleton is the top scorer from distance for the Knights, hitting 2.3 threes per game.

Fairleigh Dickinson’s leader in steals is Singleton with 1.9 per game, and its leader in blocks is Ansley Almonor with 0.7 per game.

Merrimack vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Fairleigh Dickinson (+4)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (138.5)

  • Prediction:
    Merrimack 71, Fairleigh Dickinson 69
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