Halftime Report

Only one more half stands between Merrimack and the win they were favored to collect coming into this afternoon. They have a bit of a cushion as they currently lead Sacred Heart 41-26.

If Merrimack keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 8-8 in no time. On the other hand, Sacred Heart will have to make due with a 7-10 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

Who's Playing

Sacred Heart Pioneers @ Merrimack Warriors

Current Records: Sacred Heart 7-9, Merrimack 7-8

How To Watch

What to Know

Merrimack is 7-2 against Sacred Heart since January of 2020, and they'll have a chance to extend that success on Saturday. Both teams will face off in a Northeast battle at 3:00 p.m. ET at Lawler Arena. The timing is sure in Merrimack's favor as the squad sits on 12 straight wins at home (dating back to last season) while Sacred Heart has not had much luck on the away from home, with five straight road losses.

Last Thursday, even if it wasn't a dominant performance, the Warriors beat the Knights 60-56.

Meanwhile, the Pioneers beat the Red Flash 79-67 on Thursday.

The Warriors' victory bumped their record up to 7-8. As for the Pioneers, their win bumped their record up to 7-9.

Looking ahead, Merrimack is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 4.5 points. For those looking to play the spread, keep Merrimack's opponent in mind: they have a solid 6-2 record against the spread vs Sacred Heart over their last eight matchups.

Merrimack beat Sacred Heart 71-60 when the teams last played back in March of 2023. Does Merrimack have another victory up their sleeve, or will Sacred Heart turn the tables on them? We'll have the answer soon enough.


Merrimack is a 4.5-point favorite against Sacred Heart, 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 4.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is set at 135.5 points.

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Series History

Merrimack has won 7 out of their last 9 games against Sacred Heart.

  • Mar 04, 2023 - Merrimack 71 vs. Sacred Heart 60
  • Feb 18, 2023 - Merrimack 67 vs. Sacred Heart 55
  • Jan 05, 2023 - Sacred Heart 59 vs. Merrimack 55
  • Feb 19, 2022 - Merrimack 80 vs. Sacred Heart 79
  • 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