Lehigh @ Merrimack
Current Records: Lehigh 0-3; Merrimack 2-2
What to Know
The Lehigh Mountain Hawks’ road trip will continue as they head to Hammel Court at 7 p.m. ET Friday to face off against the Merrimack Warriors. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this matchup.
The Mountain Hawks came up short against the Monmouth Hawks on Tuesday, falling 85-75.
Meanwhile, Merrimack has to be aching after a bruising 74-51 loss to the Army West Point Black Knights on Wednesday.
Lehigh is expected to lose this next one by 9. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.
Lehigh is now 0-3 while Merrimack sits at 2-2. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Lehigh has allowed their opponents an average of 11 steals per game, the 352nd most in college basketball. To make matters even worse for the Mountain Hawks, the Warriors come into the contest boasting the eighth most steals per game in college basketball at 12.5. In other words, Lehigh will need to work extra hard to take care of the ball.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Hammel Court — North Andover, Massachusetts
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The Warriors are a big 9-point favorite against the Mountain Hawks, 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 9-point spread, and stayed right there.
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This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last two years.