Merrimack at Mount St. Mary's 1/14/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (2-5) vs Merrimack Warriors (1-1)
Game Info: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Knott Arena)
Betting Odds: Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers -4 -- Over/Under: 122.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
Merrimack faces Mount St. Mary's on Thursday, January 14th at Knott Arena for an NCAA basketball NEC matchup.
Merrimack is coming off a 68-62 loss to Sacred Heart in its last game on January 8th at home. Merrimack, just like many of the NEC teams this season, started the season not too long ago on January 7th. Merrimack split a back-to-back with Sacred Heart to give the Warriors a 1-1 overall and conference record to start the season. Merrimack's win took overtime in a scoring bonanza, 97-90. Merrimack's leading scorer so far this season has been F Jordan Minor, who has scored 14.5 points per game for the Warriors. Merrimack as a team has scored 79.5 points per game and has shot the ball at a 50.4% clip from the field. Merrimack has also allowed 79.0 points per game to its opponents as well.
Mount St. Mary's is coming off a 67-55 loss to St. Francis (BKLYN) in its last game on the road on January 8th. Mount St. Mary's has to be really disappointed with its results at St. Francis (BKLYN) this past week, as The Mount was swept away from home. Mount St. Mary's is now 2-5 on the year and has a 1-2 record in NEC play. The leading scorer for Mount St. Mary's so far this season has been G Damian Chong Qui, who has scored 13.6 points per game for the Mountaineers. Mount St. Mary's as a team has scored 59.6 points per game and has shot the ball at a 41.2% clip from the field. Mount St. Mary's has also allowed 65.9 points per game to its opponents as well.
Mount St. Mary's opens as a 4-point favorite and the total is set at 122.5 I think this total is low for a reason. We have two teams that were not known for scoring last year, and we have already seen Mount St. Mary's struggle to score this season. I am confident in both defenses and I will take the under.