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Sacred Heart @ Merrimack

Current Records: Sacred Heart 8-18; Merrimack 12-15

What to Know

The Sacred Heart Pioneers are 1-4 against the Merrimack Warriors since January of 2020, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Saturday. Sacred Heart and Merrimack will face off in a Northeast battle at 3 p.m. ET at Hammel Court. The Warriors should still be riding high after a big win, while Sacred Heart will be looking to right the ship.

Sacred Heart came up short against the Wagner Seahawks on Thursday, falling 76-67.

Meanwhile, everything went Merrimack's way against the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights on Thursday as they made off with a 64-44 victory.

The Pioneers are expected to lose this next one by 5.5. Those sticking with them against the spread have guts, to put it politely, as the team has let down bettors in their past four games.

Sacred Heart is now 8-18 while the Warriors sit at 12-15. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Sacred Heart is stumbling into the matchup with the 31st most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 75.3 on average. Merrimack has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 352nd worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 59.9 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 3 p.m. ET
  • Where: Hammel Court -- North Andover, Massachusetts
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Warriors are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Pioneers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Merrimack have won four out of their last five games against Sacred Heart.

  • Feb 15, 2022 - Merrimack 70 vs. Sacred Heart 63
  • Jan 08, 2021 - Sacred Heart 68 vs. Merrimack 62
  • Jan 07, 2021 - Merrimack 97 vs. Sacred Heart 90
  • Feb 21, 2020 - Merrimack 64 vs. Sacred Heart 57
  • Jan 02, 2020 - Merrimack 65 vs. Sacred Heart 57