Don’t expect a fast-paced game when the Merrimack Warriors (19-10, 13-3 NEC) visit Mount St. Mary’s to take on the Mountaineers (10-18, 6-9 NEC). Action begins at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 23, 2020.
Merrimack Warriors vs. Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers Betting Odds
In their last outing, the Mountaineers were beaten by the Robert Morris Colonials, 68-60, while the Warriors beat the Sacred Heart Pioneers, 64-57.
The Warriors forced 21 turnovers and held the Pioneers to an effective field goal percentage of 0.380 (below their season average of 0.499). Mount St. Mary’s, meanwhile, held Robert Morris to an offensive rebounding percentage of 23.3 (below their season average of 29.7). Mount St. Mary’s was led by Jalen Gibbs, who recorded 19 points. Juvaris Hayes was a key piece for Merrimack with 22 points, eight assists and six rebounds.
In their first matchup this season, Idris Joyner led the Warriors to a 64-61 win. He put up 12 points and six rebounds. Merrimack had a much better turnover percentage (15.9 vs. 21.4). Mount St. Mary’s, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (51.4 vs. 23.3).
Mount St. Mary’s might have difficulty finding the bottom of the net as they square off against one of the nation’s best defenses. Merrimack currently ranks 26th in defensive efficiency, while the Mountaineers rank 263rd in offensive efficiency.
Merrimack Warriors at Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers ATS Pick
Prediction: SU Winner – Merrimack, ATS Winner – Merrimack, O/U – Under
- Merrimack ranks fourth in steals per game (10.1) while Mount St. Mary’s ranks 233rd (4.9).
- The Warriors rank 162nd in assists per game (12.9) while the Mountaineers rank 249th (11.1).
- Mount St. Mary’s ranks 109th in blocks per game (3.2) while Merrimack ranks 122nd in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
- The Mountaineers rank 140th in rebounds per game (35.6) while the Warriors rank 298th (29.0).
- Merrimack ranks seventh in three pointers allowed per game (15.9) while Mount St. Mary’s ranks 112th (20.7).
- During their last five games, the Warriors have scored an average of 61.6 points per game (1.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 58.8 points per game (1.3 below their season average).
- The Mountaineers’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 9.8, up from 2.4 for the season.