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Jan 2, 7:00 PM | Fleisher Center

Lafayette Leopards vs NJIT Highlanders Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between NJIT and Lafayette on Monday, with the host Highlanders trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Leopards will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Highlanders are 0-0 ATS. Lafayette is 0-0 on the totals; NJIT is 0-0.

View Lafayette vs NJIT Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Highlanders rated this week at No. 70 and the Leopards sitting at No. 317. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 68-64 result in favor of the Highlanders.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature NJIT's No. 200-rated squad against Lafayette's No. 323-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, NJIT rates No. 100 in the country with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 nationally with 9.8 per match.

Defensively, Lafayette features the nation's No. 282-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.1 points per game. NJIT, meanwhile, comes in at No. 72 nationally in scoring at home.

Lafayette was a 77-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Columbia. The Leopards endured a 77-67 loss at the hands of the Lions on Friday, despite a 20-point effort from Ryan Willen at Levien Gym.

In their last action, NJIT was an 84-74 loser on the road against Long Island. NJIT suffered an 84-74 loss against Long Island on Friday, getting 16 points from Arjun Ohri in a losing effort at Wellness Center.

Next up:
Lafayette home to Pennsylvania, Wednesday, January 4
NJIT at Longwood, Saturday, January 7

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