Merrimack vs Saint Francis (BKN): College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 26, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 26, 2021 - Last Updated on March 2, 2021

The Merrimack Warriors (8-7) are 2.5-point favorites as they attempt to turn around a three-game losing streak when they host the Saint Francis (BKN) Terriers (9-9) on Friday, February 26, 2021 at Hammel Court. The matchup airs at 4:00 PM ET. The matchup’s over/under is set at 138.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 26, 2021, 1:18 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Warriors (-2.5)

The model projects the Warriors to win, just as DraftKings does, but the model favors them by slightly more points (3.6 to 2.5).

Pick OU:
Over (138)

In this matchup, the model projects a total (145.3 points) significantly higher than the DraftKings over/under (138 points). Bet on the over.

Prediction: Merrimack 74, Saint Francis (BKN) 71

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The average implied total for the Warriors this season is 68.4 points, 1.6 fewer points than their implied total of 70 points in Friday’s game.
  • Merrimack has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (70) four times.
  • The 75-point average implied total on the season for the Terriers is seven more points than the team’s 68-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Saint Francis (BKN) has totaled more than 68 points in 13 games this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Merrimack and Saint Francis (BKN) Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 2.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Warriors 6-5 4-2 3-8
Terriers 7-7 4-4 9-5

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

Merrimack

Saint Francis (BKN)
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/25/2021 Saint Francis (BKN) Loss 84-71 2/25/2021 Merrimack Win 84-71
2/21/2021 Bryant Loss 76-60 2/21/2021 Sacred Heart Loss 88-82
2/20/2021 Bryant Loss 60-58 2/20/2021 Sacred Heart Win 88-76
2/12/2021 Cent. Conn. St. Win 72-52 2/17/2021 Fairleigh Dickinson Win 90-87
2/11/2021 Cent. Conn. St. Win 62-46 2/16/2021 Fairleigh Dickinson Win 83-75

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