NCAA hoops odds preview - NJIT vs. Fairleigh Dickinson
NJIT Highlanders vs Fairleigh Dickinson Knights Odds
Rothman Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Fairleigh Dickinson Knights and the visiting NJIT Highlanders in college hoops action on Monday.
The Knights sport records of 7-9 and 0-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Highlanders have 8-8 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Knights and 0-0 for the Highlanders.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 336-ranked Knights and the No. 56-rated Highlanders in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 76-58 win for the Highlanders on Monday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Fairleigh Dickinson's No. 199-ranked scoring average of 66.9 PPG, against a Highlanders defense rated No. 145 and allowing 64.9 PPG. The Knights FG% has averaged 44.8% to date this season, more than the Highlanders shooters have managed so far (40.6% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, NJIT owns the country's No. 123-rated mark, allowing 67.3 points per game on the highway. Fairleigh Dickinson, on the other hand, rates No. 271 in scoring at home.
Last time out for NJIT, they were an 83-78 winner as they battled Chicago State at home. NJIT got 28 points from Chris Flores en route to an 83-78 victory over Chicago State on Saturday at Fleisher Center.
Fairleigh Dickinson was a 79-69 winner in its last match at home against St. Francis PA. Fairleigh Dickinson earned a 79-69 victory over St. Francis PA on Saturday, getting 17 points from Lonnie Robinson at Rothman Center.
NJIT home to Pennsylvania, Thursday, January 17
Fairleigh Dickinson home to Long Island, Thursday, January 17