Merrimack Warriors guard Ziggy Reid celebrates a basket

Dec 12, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana, USA; Merrimack School Warriors guard Ziggy Reid (23) reacts to a made basket within the first half in opposition to the Indiana Hoosiers at Simon Skjodt Meeting Corridor. Necessary Credit score: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports activities

  • Merrimack is a 12-point residence favourite over LIU on Thursday in a Northeast Convention recreation
  • LIU is 3-19 and has just one win over a Division I staff this season
  • Beneath, discover a have a look at the LIU vs Merrimack odds and prediction

The Northeast Convention will get a uncommon activate nationwide tv when Lengthy Island visits Merrimack at 5 p.m. ET Thursday at Hammel Courtroom in North Andover, Mass.

LIU (3-19, 1-10 highway, 1-9 NEC) has misplaced 9 of its final 10 video games, together with falling to St. Francis (N.Y.) 71-59 on the highway Saturday. The Sharks have just one win over a Division I staff this season.

Merrimack (7-16, 3-6 residence, 5-4 NEC) misplaced to Fairleigh Dickinson 78-71 on Saturday at residence after successful its earlier two video games.

The sport shall be proven on CBS Sports activities Community.

LIU vs Merrimack Odds

Staff Moneyline Unfold Complete
LIU +575 +12 (-110) Over 128 (-110)
Merrimack -835 -12 (-110) Below 128 (-110)

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Merrimack is favored by 12 factors and a -835 decide on the moneyline within the school basketball odds, giving it an implied win likelihood of 89.3.%.


LIU Betting Developments

LIU hasn’t had many positives in former NBA star Rod Strickland’s first season as coach. Nevertheless, freshman guard R.J. Greene had a breakout recreation Saturday within the loss at St. Francis (N.Y.).

Greene tallied 17 factors, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. Greene tied a career-high for factors and set a career-best for rebounds whereas notching his first profession double-double.

Nevertheless, Greene additionally had 5 of LIU’s 22 turnovers.

Senior guard Tre Wooden added 12 factors, six rebounds, 4 assists and two blocked photographs. He, too, turned the ball over 5 instances. Wooden is third within the NEC in assists with 4.0 a recreation.

Sophomore guard Marko Maletic, LIU’s main scorer, had an off day as he was held to eight factors on 2-of-7 taking pictures. It was simply the second time in 20 video games this season that Maletic didn’t attain double figures.

Averaging 16.8 factors a recreation, Maletic is second within the NEC in scoring. His 44.1 discipline aim share is fifth.

Sophomore guard Andre Washington is averaging 12.4 factors and is fourth within the convention in steals with 1.8 a recreation.

A switch from Kansas Metropolis, sophomore guard Jacob Johnson is having a fantastic season with averages of 11.0 factors, 5.8 rebounds and a pair of.0 assists.

LIU is among the worst groups within the nation by way of scoring and permitting factors. The Sharks are 306th in scoring (67.0) and 358th in factors allowed (80.3).

LIU’s 65.0 free throw share is 336th and its opponents’ 47.6 discipline aim share ranks 351st.

The Sharks held St. Francis to 34.8% (24 of 69) taking pictures however the Terriers went 11 for 25 (44.0%) on three-point makes an attempt.

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Merrimack Betting Developments

Senior ahead Jordan Minor is having an impressive season for Merrimack. He’s averaging 16.6 factors, 8.6 rebounds, 2.5 blocked photographs and a pair of.1 assists a recreation.

Minor recorded his eighth double-double of the season Saturday within the loss to Fairleigh Dickinson. He completed with 15 factors, 11 boards and three blocks.

Merrimack has struggled offensively, although. The Warriors are 342nd in Division I in three-point taking pictures (29.7%), 350th in discipline aim share (40.0) and 360th in scoring (58.2).

Conversely, Merrimack is permitting simply 63.2 factors a recreation, which is 30th nationally. Fairleigh Dickinson, although, shot 53.7% (29 of 54).

With a 12.2 mark, senior wing Ziggy Reid is the one different Merrimack participant with a double-figure scoring common. He had a team-high 16 factors on Saturday with three steals.

Sophomore guard Devon Savage added 14 factors. Freshman guard Jordan Derkack completed with 11 factors and 5 assists but additionally had 5 of Merrimack’s 22 turnovers.

Being sloppy with the ball negated the Warriors taking pictures 53.7% (22 of 41) total and 41.2% (7 of 17) on three-pointers.

LIU vs Merrimack Prediction

The groups have cut up six video games since Merrimack moved to Division I in the beginning of the 2019-20 season. The Bulldogs beat the Sharks 82-77 at residence final season.

Whereas Merrimack actually isn’t an influence, it’s laborious to guess LIU in any scenario, particularly on the highway.

Choose: Merrimack -12 (-110)

Season file: 23-20 (+1.0 items) ATS, 1-7 (-5.5 items) ML


John Perrotto

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