Wagner vs Merrimack Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/12/24

Merrimack (21-11) vs Wagner (15-15)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Lawler Arena)

Betting Odds: Merrimack -6.5 -- Over/Under: 120.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Wagner vs Merrimack betting prediction for this college basketball game on Tuesday, March 12th at Hammell Court. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Wagner recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Merrimack recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Wagner
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Merrimack
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Wagner and Merrimack
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Wagner and Merrimack

Wagner Preview

The Wagner Seahawks are 15-15 (7-9) this year after they defeated Central Connecticut State by a score of 66-56 in their last game. Wagner led 28-23 at halftime and they were able to score 38 second half points in the win. The Seahawks shot 38.9% from the field and made 19 free throws in the game. Wagner defeated Sacred Heart by a score of 60-57 in the game prior to Central Connecticut, but lost to FDU and LeMoyne before that. The Seahawks are scoring 63.9 points per game with 35.9 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game, while allowing 62.6 points against per game this year. Melvin Council Jr. is averaging 14.7 points per game, 5.8 rebounds per game, and 3.5 assists per game. Wagner is shooting 39.1% from the field, 71.4% on free throws, and 32.6% on three pointers this season. 

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Merrimack Preview

The Merrimack Warriors are 21-11 (13-3) this season after they defeated LeMoyne by a score of 61-51 in their last game. Merrimack led 28-20 at the half and they were able to hold off LeMoyne in the second half for the win. The Warriors shot 42.9% from the field and were -4 in rebounding margin in the game. Merrimack has won 12 of their last 13 games, with the lone loss coming against Sacred Heart on the road. The Warriors are scoring 69.9 points per game with 31.1 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game, while giving up 65.8 points against per game this season. Jordan Derkack is averaging 17.5 points per game, 6.1 rebounds per game, and 4.0 assists per game. Merrimack is shooting 44.3% from the field, 72.8% on free throws, and 31.2% on three pointers this year. 

Wagner vs Merrimack Betting Prediction

Merrimack comes into this game as the hottest team in the Northeast Conference and they were able to finish tied for first in the regular season standings. Wagner was only 7-9 in conference play, but they did knock off Central Connecticut in their last game, who was tied with Merrimack for first. Both teams are very good defensively, but Merrimack does have the slightly better offense, as Wagner is only shooting 39.1% from the field. Wager won the first meeting between these teams by a score of 71-65, while Merrimack won the second meeting by a score of 60-44. This should be a lower scoring game between two very good defenses and it could be tough to pull away for either team, so I will take the points with Wagner. 

David’s Pick Wagner +6.5

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