NJIT Highlanders vs St. John's Red Storm Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Highlanders of NJIT hit the hard court against the Red Storm of St. John's.
St. John's will face the 4-2 Highlanders, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Red Storm are 3-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Highlanders are 0-0 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Red Storm - Highlanders odds would favor the Highlanders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. John's is rated No. 157 in the current Odds Shark poll, while NJIT is at No. 50. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 85-75 win for the Highlanders.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. John's's No. 87 nationally ranked offense (74.1 points per game) against a Highlanders defense that sits as the No. 60 at 59.3 PPG. The Red Storm have been averaging 48.6% from the field, more than the Highlanders have managed so far this season (45.8% on average).
Defensively, NJIT features the nation's No. 187-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.5 points per game. St. John's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 143 nationally in scoring at home.
NJIT was a 98-42 winner in their most recent outing at home against Lyndon State. The Highlanders blew out Lyndon State on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 98-42 win at Fleisher Center.
St. John's won its last outing, an 89-65 result against South Carolina on November 29. They covered in that game as an 8-point favorite. The Red Storm blew out South Carolina on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 89-65 win at Carnesecca Arena.
St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing San Francisco are 1-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Highlanders at Red Storm trends to consider:
St. John's is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. John's is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
NJIT at Seton Hall, Tuesday, December 4
St. John's at San Francisco, Tuesday, December 4