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Highlanders visit Long Island Blackbirds in college basketball clash

NJIT HighlandersLong Island Blackbirds
Dec 30, 7:00 PM | Wellness Center

NJIT Highlanders vs Long Island Blackbirds Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Wellness Center Friday as host Long Island looks to handle the NJIT Highlanders in NCAAB action.

The Blackbirds bring a 7-6 record (0-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-6 Highlanders, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Long Island go 0-0 so far and the Highlanders go 0-0.

View NJIT vs Long Island Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 27-rated NJIT taking on the No. 180-rated Blackbirds in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 72-70 win for the Blackbirds on Friday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Highlanders rank No. 177 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.4 per game. That compares with Long Island’s No. 56 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Long Island is college basketball's No. 164-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Highlanders rate No. 146 with 6.5 per game.

Defensively, NJIT features the nation's No. 194-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.2 points per game. Long Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 nationally in scoring at home.

NJIT was a 66-53 winner in their most recent outing at home against Fairleigh Dickinson. Isaiah Wilkerson scored 21 points leading the Highlanders to a 66-53 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson at Fleisher Center on Wednesday.

Last time out for Long Island, they were a 100-84 winner as they battled Texas State at home. Texas State was victimized for 22 points and 12 rebounds by Julian Boyd as the Blackbirds bested the Bobcats 100-84 in college basketball action on Tuesday.

Next up:
NJIT home to Lafayette, Monday, January 2
Long Island at Sacred Heart, Thursday, January 5