Merrimack Warriors at Saint Francis U Red Flash ATS Prediction 01/20/20

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The Saint Francis U Red Flash (12-5, 5-1 NEC) welcome the Merrimack Warriors (11-8, 5-1 NEC) to DeGol Arena. The Red Flash look to extend their five-game winning streak. Action begins at 4 p.m. ET on Monday, January 20, 2020.

Merrimack Warriors vs. Saint Francis U Red Flash Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The Red Flash defeated the Sacred Heart Pioneers 72-65, while the Warriors beat the Robert Morris Colonials 53-49.

The Warriors made 13 of their 18 free throws (72.2 percent) and held the Colonials to an effective field goal percentage of 0.435 (below their season average of 0.516). Meanwhile, Saint Francis U’s turnover percentage was their largest strength over Sacred Heart. The Red Flash had a rate of 11.4 (better than their season average of 15.7), while the Pioneers posted a mark of 23.3 (above their season average of 17.1). Keith Braxton had a good game for Saint Francis U, putting up 24 points and 10 rebounds. Meanwhile, Jaleel Lord played a pivotal role for Merrimack with 14 points and eight rebounds.

The physical Saint Francis U offense might be getting to the free throw line a lot in this contest. The Red Flash currently rank 24th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.283, while Merrimack ranks 257th in FTA rate allowed (0.245).

Merrimack vs. Saint Francis U Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Saint Francis U, ATS Winner – Saint Francis U, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Saint Francis U ranks 114th in rebounds per game (36.9) while Merrimack ranks 282nd (28.4).
  • The Warriors rank 96th in three pointers attempted per game (23.7) while the Red Flash rank 254th (18.2).
  • Merrimack ranks fifth in steals per game (10.4) while Saint Francis U ranks 92nd (7.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Warriors’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.4, up from 1.0 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Red Flash have scored an average of 85.2 points per game (6.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 72.2 points per game (0.2 below their season average).