NJIT Highlanders vs Red Raiders College Hoops Game Preview
NJIT Highlanders vs Colgate Red Raiders Odds
The Colgate Red Raiders hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the NJIT Highlanders pay a visit to Cotterell Court on the college basketball betting menu.
The Red Raiders are 9-14 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs. the number. The Highlanders, meanwhile, are 11-11 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Colgate go 1-0 and the Highlanders go 0-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 255-ranked Red Raiders and the No. 108-rated Highlanders in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-62 win for the Highlanders on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colgate's No. 247 nationally ranked offense (64.5 points per game) against a Highlanders defense that sits as the No. 157 at 65.4 PPG. The Red Raiders have been averaging 42.4% from the field, more than the Highlanders have managed so far this season (41.2% on average).
Defensively, NJIT features the nation's No. 167-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.6 points per game. Colgate, meanwhile, comes in at No. 217 nationally in scoring at home.
NJIT lost its last outing, a 66-57 result against Houston Baptist on February 2. The Highlanders endured a 66-57 loss at the hands of the Huskies on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Chris Flores at Sharp Gym.
Colgate was a 63-45 winner in their most recent outing at home against Holy Cross. The Red Raiders grabbed a 63-45 win over the Crusaders on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Murphy Burnatowski at Cotterell Court.
NJIT at Chicago State, Saturday, February 9
Colgate at American, Saturday, February 9