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Merrimack vs Central Connecticut State 2/10/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (6-18) vs. Merrimack Warriors (9-14)
February 10, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Merrimack Warriors -6 / Central Connecticut State Blue Devils +6; Over/Under: +120
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The Central Connecticut State Blue Devils and the Merrimack Warriors meet in college basketball action from the Hammel Court on Thursday night.

The Central Connecticut State Blue Devils will look to build on a 91-82 OT win over Fairleigh Dickinson last time out. Nigel Scantlebury leads the Blue Devils in scoring with 11.7 PPG and in assists with 3.2 APG while Ian Krishnan has 10.5 PPG to make up the pair of double-digit scorers for CCSU this season. Andre Shoddy has a team-high 7,3 RPG to lead the Blue Devils on the glass. As a team, Central Connecticut State is averaging 60.1 PPG on 40% shooting from the field, 34% from three and 68.2% from the foul line while allowing 69.9 PPG on 46.1% shooting from the field and 35% from three this season.

The Merrimack Warriors will look to build on a 65-64 OT win over Saint Francis (PA) last time out. Jordan Minor leads Merrimack in scoring and rebounding with 13.7 PPG and 7.7 RPG as the lone double-digit scorer for the Warriors this season while Malik Edmead has 9.8 PPG and Mikey Watkins has 9.7 PPG with 3.4 RPG and a team-high 3.5 APG as well this season. Ziggy Reid also has 9.9 PPG with 4.9 RPG as well for the Warriors this season. As a team, Merrimack is averaging 56.1 points per game on 40.1% shooting from the field, 32.2% from three point range and 68.6% from the foul line while allowing 61.8 points per game on 43.6% shooting from the field and 33.7% from behind the arc this season.

Central Connecticut State is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win while the under is 12-3-1 in their last 16 road games. Merrimack is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games while the under is 24-8-1 in their last 33 games following a win.

I get the case to be made either way here, but I’m not passing on the under here. Don’t let the 91 points against Fairleigh Dickinson fool you, The Blue Devils are still 348th in the country, scoring 60.1 PPG and they haven’t scored more than 58 points in any of their five all-time meetings with Merrimack. On the other side, the Warriors are 356th in the country, scoring just 56.1 PPG this season. This could be the first to 60 wins if we even get that high. Give me the under here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 120

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