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Great West Tournament - NJIT Highlanders battle vs Houston Baptist Huskies highlights college basketball odds menu

Houston Baptist HuskiesNJIT Highlanders
March 15, 6:00 PM | Jones Convocation Center

Houston Baptist Huskies vs NJIT Highlanders Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between NJIT and Houston Baptist on Friday, with the host Highlanders trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The game is being played at Jones Convocation Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Huskies will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 0-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Highlanders are 0-0 ATS. Houston Baptist is 0-1 on the totals; NJIT is 0-0.

View Houston Baptist vs NJIT Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Highlanders rated this week at No. 92 and the Huskies sitting at No. 198. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 73-64 result in favor of the Highlanders.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up NJIT's No. 95 nationally ranked offense (70.8 points per game) against a Huskies defense that sits as the No. 187 at 67 PPG. The Highlanders have been averaging 41.8% from the field, more than the Huskies have managed so far this season (41.6% on average).

Defensively, Houston Baptist features the nation's No. 183-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.9 points per game. NJIT, meanwhile, comes in at No. 62 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Houston Baptist was a 76-74 winner at home against Utah Valley. The Huskies got 24 points from Rob Lewis as Houston Baptist ran past Utah Valley 76-74 on Thursday at Jones Convocation Center.

NJIT was a 76-59 loser in its last match on the road against Texas-Pan American. NJIT got 12 points from PJ Miller but lost anyway, 76-59, to Texas-Pan American on Saturday at UTPA Fieldhouse.