Chicago State Cougars vs NJIT Highlanders Odds
The NJIT Highlanders will hit the floor running against the visiting Chicago State Cougars Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
NJIT battles the Cougars, currently sitting with a 4-13 mark (2-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Highlanders and 1-2 for the Cougars.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 56-ranked Highlanders and the No. 292-rated Cougars in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-57 win for the Highlanders on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features NJIT's No. 146-ranked scoring average of 69.4 PPG, against a Cougars defense rated No. 301 and allowing 72.8 PPG. The Highlanders FG% has averaged 40.5% to date this season, more than the Cougars shooters have managed so far (39.2% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Chicago State owns the country's No. 285-rated mark, allowing 76.3 points per game on the highway. NJIT, on the other hand, rates No. 84 in scoring at home.
Chicago State was a 74-52 loser in their most recent outing on the road against UNLV. They covered the 30.5-point spread as underdogs. Chicago State was run off the court by the Rebels on Thursday as UNLV routed them 74-52 at Thomas & Mack Center.
NJIT was a 57-52 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Utah Valley. NJIT earned a 57-52 victory over Utah Valley on Saturday, getting 14 points from PJ Miller at UCCU Center.
Chicago State home to Benedictine College, Monday, January 14
NJIT at Fairleigh Dickinson, Monday, January 14