Merrimack @ Rutgers
Current Records: Merrimack 2-0; Rutgers 1-0
What to Know
The Merrimack Warriors will hit the road for the second straight game as they head to Jersey Mike's Arena at 2 p.m. ET Saturday. Both teams come into the game bolstered by wins in their previous games.
Merrimack netted a 61-54 victory over the New Jersey Tech Highlanders on Thursday.
Meanwhile, things were close when the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Lehigh Mountain Hawks clashed on Wednesday, but the Scarlet Knights ultimately edged out the opposition 73-70. The overall outcome was to be expected, but Lehigh made it more of a contest than the oddsmakers had predicted. RU's Ron Harper Jr. looked sharp as he dropped a double-double on 14 points and ten boards.
The wins brought Merrimack up to 2-0 and RU to 1-0. A pair of last-season stats to keep an eye on: The Warriors come into the matchup boasting the 12th most takeaways per game in college basketball at 14.9. As for the Scarlet Knights, they rank 21st in college basketball when it comes to takeaways, with 12.9 on average.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
- Where: Jersey Mike's Arena -- Piscataway, New Jersey
- TV: BTN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.00
The Scarlet Knights are a big 13-point favorite against the Warriors, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Scarlet Knights as a 14-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.