Who's Playing

Fairleigh Dickinson @ Merrimack

Current Records: Fairleigh Dickinson 3-18; Merrimack 11-15

What to Know

The Merrimack Warriors are 4-0 against the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights since January of 2020, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Thursday. Merrimack and Fairleigh Dickinson will face off in a Northeast battle at 7 p.m. ET at Hammel Court. The Warriors won both of their matches against Fairleigh Dickinson last season (62-51 and 76-71) and are aiming for the same result this time around.

Merrimack was able to grind out a solid win over the Sacred Heart Pioneers on Tuesday, winning 70-63.

Meanwhile, Fairleigh Dickinson beat Sacred Heart 82-75 on Saturday.

Merrimack is the favorite in this one, with an expected 7-point margin of victory. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

The wins brought Merrimack up to 11-15 and Fairleigh Dickinson to 3-18. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Merrimack is stumbling into the contest with the 352nd fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 59.7 on average. The Knights have experienced some struggles of their own as they are second worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 78.7 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Hammel Court -- North Andover, Massachusetts
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Warriors are a solid 7-point favorite against the Knights, 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 7-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Merrimack have won all of the games they've played against Fairleigh Dickinson in the last four years.

  • Jan 22, 2021 - Merrimack 76 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson 71
  • Jan 21, 2021 - Merrimack 62 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson 51
  • Feb 06, 2020 - Merrimack 57 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson 53
  • Jan 23, 2020 - Merrimack 74 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson 71