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Central Connecticut State vs Merrimack Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/26/23

Merrimack Warriors (6-15) vs. Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (5-16)
January 26, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Central Connecticut State Blue Devils -1 / Merrimack Warriors +1; Over/Under: +119.5
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The Merrimack Warriors and Central Connecticut Blue Devils meet Thursday in college basketball action at the William H. Detrick Gymnasium. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Merrimack Warriors Betting Preview

The Merrimack Warriors are averaging 57.3 points on 39.2 percent shooting and allowing 62.6 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Jordan Minor is averaging 17 points and 8.6 rebounds, while Ziggy Reid is averaging 12.5 points and 4.1 rebounds. Jordan Derkack is dishing 2.2 assists and Javon Bennett is grabbing 1.2 rebounds. The Merrimack Warriors are shooting 28.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Merrimack Warriors are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 24 rebounds per game.

The Central Connecticut Blue Devils Betting Preview

The Central Connecticut Blue Devils are averaging 64.2 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Kellen Amos is averaging 15 points and 1.4 assists, while Nigel Scantlebury is averaging 10 points and 3.9 assists. Andre Snoddy is grabbing 7.7 rebounds and Jay Rodgers is dishing 1.9 assists. The Central Connecticut Blue Devils are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Central Connecticut Blue Devils are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.5 rebounds per game.

The Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. The Blue Devils are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 39-19 in Warriors last 58 overall. The under is 25-12-1 in Blue Devils last 38 overall. The road team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

These are two bad teams, and you shouldn’t be eager to side with either team. However, somebody has to win, and Central Connecticut State should have the edge at home. Merrimack loses on the road by an average of 10.9 points, while Central Connecticut State wins at home by an average of 1.6 points. Give me the Blue Devils in this toss up spot.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Central Connecticut State Blue Devils -1

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