LIU vs Merrimack Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/1/23

Merrimack Warriors (15-16) vs LIU Sharks (3-25)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Hammel Court)

Betting Odds: Merrimack Warriors -14 -- Over/Under: 130.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The LIU Sharks and Merrimack College Warriors face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at Hammel Court. The Sharks are the eighth seed in the Northeast Conference while Merrimack is ranked 1st. These two teams faced off on Saturday and it was Merrimack that secured an 80-59 victory. 

LIU Betting Preview

The LIU Sharks come into this game with a 3-25 record overall and they have gone 7-12 against the spread. In the last game against Merrimack, the offense only managed 59 points and that led to the 21 point defeat. LIU is averaging 66.4 points while their defense is giving up 79.6 points per game. The defense has been an issue, but even worse has been the offense. Marko Maletic is having a strong season averaging 15.9 points while shooting 43.2 percent from the field and 38.8 percent from behind the three point line. 

Merrimack Betting Preview

Merrimack comes into this game with a 15-16 record overall and they have gone 14-15 against the spread. In the last game against LIU the offense scored 80 points and that led to the 21 point victory. Merrimack is averaging 61.3 points while their defense is giving up 61.8 points per game. The stats are a little skewed because of the way they struggled during non-conference play. Jordan Minor is averaging 17.4 points while shooting while shooting 51.9 percent from the field. Merrimack can't have too much confidence heading into this game. 

LIU vs Merrimack Trends

Merrimack is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games overall. The over is 7-1 in Merrimack’s last eight games following an against the spread win. The over is 6-1 in LIU’s last seven games following an against the spread win. 

Shane’s Free Pick

This LIU offense isn’t very good, and their defense is even worse. LIU just gave up 80 points in the last game to Merrimack and they are going to have some major issues slowing down the Warriors offense. Merrimack won the last game by 21 points and this game is going to be even bigger. Back the over to cash. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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