Merrimack Warriors vs. Northwestern Wildcats Betting Prediction 11/08/19

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The Northwestern Wildcats will start their season on their home court when they take on the Merrimack Warriors (0-1) at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The game gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, November 8, 2019.

Merrimack Warriors vs. Northwestern Wildcats Betting Odds

The Warriors got blown out by the Maine Black Bears in their last game, 84-64. Juvaris Hayes had a good performance for Merrimack, recording 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Maine did a terrific job of making free throws (22-27; 81.5 percent). Merrimack, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (12.3 vs. 17.4).

Northwestern was unable make the tournament following an 11-17 regular season campaign last season.

Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when a pair of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams square off. Northwestern ranks 286th in possessions per game (66.9) and Merrimack was 330th (65.5) since last season. Furthermore, the Warriors rank 317th in offensive efficiency (97.7), while the Wildcats rank 57th in defensive efficiency (97.7).

Merrimack Warriors at Northwestern Wildcats Free Pick

Free Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Northwestern, ATS Winner – Northwestern, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • Northwestern ranks 64th in blocks per game (4.2) while Merrimack ranks 276th (1.0).
  • The Warriors rank second in steals allowed per game (4.0) while the Wildcats rank 87th (5.8).
  • Merrimack ranks 310th in rebounds per game (30.0) while Northwestern ranks 230th in rebounds allowed per game (36.3).
  • The Wildcats rank 106th in assists per game (14.1) while the Warriors rank 310th in assists allowed per game (21.0).
  • Merrimack ranks eighth in three pointers attempted per game (29.0) while Northwestern ranks 127th (23.3).