Wagner @ Merrimack
Current Records: Wagner 11-2; Merrimack 8-11
What to Know
The Wagner Seahawks won both of their matches against the Merrimack Warriors last season (74-67 and 64-59) and are aiming for the same result Sunday. Wagner and Merrimack will face off in a Northeast battle at 3 p.m. ET at Hammel Court. The Seahawks will be strutting in after a win while Merrimack will be stumbling in from a defeat.
The LIU Sharks typically have all the answers at home, but this past Friday Wagner proved too difficult a challenge. Wagner took their contest against the Sharks 92-85.
Meanwhile, the game between the Warriors and the Bryant Bulldogs this past Friday was not a total blowout, but with Merrimack falling 79-63 at home, it was darn close to turning into one.
Wagner is the favorite in this one, with an expected 9.5-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (6-2), so they might be worth a quick bet.
Wagner is now 11-2 while Merrimack sits at 8-11. A couple offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Seahawks enter the matchup with a 48.80% field goal percentage, good for 17th best in college basketball. Less enviably, the Warriors are stumbling into the contest with the 354th fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 58.1 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against Merrimack.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 3 p.m. ET
- Where: Hammel Court — North Andover, Massachusetts
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Seahawks are a big 9.5-point favorite against the Warriors, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Seahawks, as the game opened with the Seahawks as a 7.5-point favorite.
Wagner have won two out of their last three games against Merrimack.
- Mar 03, 2021 – Wagner 64 vs. Merrimack 59
- Mar 02, 2021 – Wagner 74 vs. Merrimack 67
- Feb 15, 2020 – Merrimack 68 vs. Wagner 59