NJIT Highlanders vs Cougars College Hoops Game Preview
NJIT Highlanders vs Chicago State Cougars Odds
The Chicago State Cougars will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the NJIT Highlanders at Jones Convocation Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
Chicago State battles the Highlanders, currently sitting with a 12-11 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-2 for the Cougars and 0-0 for the Highlanders.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cougars sit at No. 252 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Highlanders sit at No. 108 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Highlanders will win this game 74-62.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Highlanders is ranked No. 14 in NCAA hoops at 40.4 per game. Contrast that with Chicago State’s No. 222 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Chicago State is the No. 57-ranked team in the country at 7.5 per game, while NJIT rates No. 115 at 6.7 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, NJIT owns the country's No. 142-rated mark, allowing 68.5 points per game on the highway. Chicago State, on the other hand, rates No. 141 in scoring at home.
Last time out for NJIT, they were a 77-58 winner as they battled Colgate on the road. NJIT got 26 points from Ryan Woods en route to a 77-58 victory over Colgate on Wednesday at Cotterell Court.
Last time out for Chicago State, they were a 68-65 loser as they battled Texas-Pan American on the road. Chicago State got 14 points from Nate Duhon but lost anyway, 68-65, to Texas-Pan American on Saturday at UTPA Fieldhouse.
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