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Highlanders visit Long Island Blackbirds in college basketball clash

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Dec 30, 7:00 PM | Wellness Center

NJIT Highlanders vs Long Island Blackbirds Odds

5-6TEAM RECORD7-6

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Wellness Center Friday as host Long Island looks to handle the NJIT Highlanders in NCAAB action.

The Blackbirds bring a 7-6 record (0-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-6 Highlanders, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Long Island go 0-0 so far and the Highlanders go 0-0.

View NJIT vs Long Island Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 27-rated NJIT taking on the No. 180-rated Blackbirds in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 72-70 win for the Blackbirds on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Highlanders rank No. 177 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.4 per game. That compares with Long Island’s No. 56 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Long Island is college basketball's No. 164-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Highlanders rate No. 146 with 6.5 per game.

Defensively, NJIT features the nation's No. 194-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.2 points per game. Long Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 nationally in scoring at home.

NJIT was a 66-53 winner in their most recent outing at home against Fairleigh Dickinson. Isaiah Wilkerson scored 21 points leading the Highlanders to a 66-53 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson at Fleisher Center on Wednesday.

Last time out for Long Island, they were a 100-84 winner as they battled Texas State at home. Texas State was victimized for 22 points and 12 rebounds by Julian Boyd as the Blackbirds bested the Bobcats 100-84 in college basketball action on Tuesday.

Next up:
NJIT home to Lafayette, Monday, January 2
Long Island at Sacred Heart, Thursday, January 5

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