The Merrimack Warriors (0-0) host the Sacred Heart Pioneers (1-2) in a matchup of NEC teams at Hammel Court, starting at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, January 7, 2021. The Warriors are 3.5-point favorites in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The matchup's over/under is set at 129.
Merrimack vs Sacred Heart Betting Information
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- Devin Jensen put up 7.5 points per game last season.
- Jordan Minor pulled down 6.2 rebounds per game and Mikey Watkins averaged 1.7 assists per game .
- Jensen was prolific from the three-point line a season ago, connecting on 2.1 per game.
- Watkins grabbed 1.9 per game. Minor averaged 1.0 block an outing.
Sacred Heart Leaders
The Pioneers go-to guy, Tyler Thomas, leads the team in both scoring (15.3 points per game) and assists (3.5 assists per game).
Cantavio Dutreil's 8.8 rebounds per game paces Sacred Heart's rebounding effort. He also adds 5.0 points per game.
Thomas paces the Pioneers with a team-high 2.3 made three-pointers per game.
Merrimack vs Sacred Heart: Last 2 Meetings
Merrimack leads the past two matchups 2-0 over Sacred Heart. The Warriors have a 2-0 record against the spread in those contests with the Pioneers.
Merrimack vs Sacred Heart (Last 2 Games)
Betting on the Over/Under
In Merrimack games last season, the total exceeded Thursday's over/under 10 times (32.3%).
26 Sacred Heart games last season featured a total above Thursday's set over/under of 129 (78.8%).
The combined points per game average of the two teams last season, 136.1, is 7.1 points greater than Thursday's over/under.
The 129.6 points per game these two squads allowed their opponents to score last season are 0.6 more than the 129 total in this contest.
The Warriors and their opponents scored an average of 123 points per game last season, six fewer than Thursday's total.
In 2019-20, games involving the Pioneers averaged a total of 142.8 points, 13.8 more than the set over/under in this contest.