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Houston Baptist Huskies home to Highlanders in NCAAB betting action

NJIT HighlandersHouston Baptist Huskies
Feb 18, 8:05 PM | Sharp Gym

NJIT Highlanders vs Houston Baptist Huskies Odds

11-14TEAM RECORD8-17

The Houston Baptist Huskies will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the NJIT Highlanders at Sharp Gym on Saturday in NCAAB play.

This season, the Huskies are 8-17 overall and 2-1 ATS ATS, while the Highlanders are 11-14 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Houston Baptist boasts a 2-1 on the OU, and NJIT is 0-0.

View NJIT vs Houston Baptist Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Huskies at No. 180 and the Highlanders at No. 185 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-68 result in favor of the Highlanders.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Highlanders is ranked No. 205 in NCAA hoops at 34.1 per game. Contrast that with Houston Baptist’s No. 75 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Houston Baptist is the No. 239-ranked team in the country at 5.4 per game, while NJIT rates No. 43 at 7.9 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, NJIT owns the country's No. 286-rated mark, allowing 74.8 points per game on the highway. Houston Baptist, on the other hand, rates No. 33 in scoring at home.

In their last action, NJIT was a 75-67 loser on the road against Texas-Pan American. NJIT got 16 points from Isaiah Wilkerson but lost anyway, 75-67, to Texas-Pan American on Thursday at UTPA Fieldhouse.

Houston Baptist lost its last outing, a 65-56 result against Chicago State on February 16. Terry Bembry scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Huskies to a win (they lost 65-56 to Chicago State at Sharp Gym on Thursday).

Next up:
NJIT home to CS Bakersfield, Wednesday, February 22
Houston Baptist at Utah Valley, Thursday, February 23