Planning on watching today's Warriors and Sharks game? Catch the action at Steinberg Wellness Center in Brooklyn, NY, as the Sharks hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on NEC. Merrimack College is favored by -11 in this Northeast conference contest against LIU. The game's over/under currently sits at 134.5 points.

MERRIMACK COLLEGE WARRIORS VS LIU SHARKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: LIU Sharks +11

This game will be played at Steinberg Wellness Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 8th.

WHY BET THE LIU SHARKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 83-63 in favor of the Sharks.
  • Not only will LIU pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +11.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 134.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Do the Warriors Stand a Chance on the Road?

After a win over Central Connecticut State, Merrimack College is 13-10 overall and 7-2 in Northeast Conference play. The Warriors have won four straight games and are 9-4 when favored this season.

On the road, Merrimack is 5-8 this season and 4-6 in its last 10 games away from home. So far, the Warriors have an average scoring margin of -2.3 on the road.

As the favorite this season, Merrimack is 6-6-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Warriors have gone 4-5-1 ATS. On the road, Merrimack is 10-2-1 vs. the spread this year and over their last 10 road games, they are 7-2-1 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Merrimack games is 9-12. The average scoring total in their games is 131.5 while the average over/under line is 134.2. Today's over/under line of 134.5 is similar to the average line in their games. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 123 points.

The Warriors' offense wrapped up their last game with 71 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 68.5 points per contest. The top scorer for the Warriors was Jordan Derkack with 22 points, while Devon Savage also added 15 to the scoreboard.

Currently, the Warriors' defense holds the 45th rank in the nation, allowing 66.3 points per game. The Merrimack College defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 68 points and allowed Central Connecticut State to connect on 10 threes.

Can the Sharks Grab a Win at Home?

LIU Brooklyn has struggled this season, going just 5-16 overall and 4-5 in Northeast Conference play. They are 2-13 on the road, compared to 3-3 at home.

As the underdog, the Sharks are 3-16 this season. They have lost four straight on the road, but they won their last game, a 70-67 victory over Saint Francis U.

As the underdog, LIU's ATS record this season is 9-10 and they have gone 1-2 ATS in their last 3 games as the underdog. At home, the Sharks are 3-3 vs. the spread this year and they have gone 2-1 ATS in their last 3 home games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, LIU has a 4-6 ATS mark.

LIU Brooklyn's over/under record this season is 6-14-1 and the average over/under line in their games is 146.4. So far, 19 of their games have finished with more points than today's line of 134.5. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 151 points compared to their season average of 142.7 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the LIU offense tallied 70 points in a matchup against Saint Francis U. Their field goal percentage for the game was 45.2%, and they made 6 threes. Offensively, the Sharks hold a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, placing them 357th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 369th in terms of percentage and 330th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today's game, the LIU defense is giving up an average of 77.8 points per contest. So far, the LIU defense is giving up an average of 9.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.7 times per game (686th).