NJIT Highlanders vs Pennsylvania Quakers Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner
Pennsylvania Quakers vs NJIT Highlanders Odds
The NJIT Highlanders will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Pennsylvania Quakers at Fleisher Center on Thursday in NCAA hoops play.
The Quakers will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 5-5-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Highlanders are 0-0 ATS. Pennsylvania is 2-4 against the total, while NJIT is 0-0 versus the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Highlanders, most recently No. 89 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Quakers, who rate No. 322 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-59 victory for the Highlanders.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and NJIT has the nation's No. 121-rated offensive output, at 70 PPG. The visiting Quakers defense ranks No. 261 allowing on average 70 PPG. The Highlanders FG% has averaged 40.6% so far, less than the Quakers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.4% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Pennsylvania owns the country's No. 212-rated mark, allowing 71.9 points per game on the highway. NJIT, on the other hand, rates No. 65 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Pennsylvania was a 65-53 loser on the road against Princeton. They covered the 16-point spread as underdogs. Tony Hicks scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Quakers to a win (they lost 65-53 to Princeton at Jadwin Gymnasium on Saturday).
NJIT was a 66-63 winner in its last match on the road against Fairleigh Dickinson. NJIT got 20 points from Ryan Woods en route to a 66-63 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson on Monday at Rothman Center.
Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Saint Joseph's are 6-4
After playing Princeton are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9
A few Quakers at Highlanders trends to consider:
Pennsylvania is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pennsylvania home to Saint Joseph's, Saturday, January 19
NJIT at New Orleans, Monday, January 21