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Huskies vs Highlanders College Hoops Game Preview

Houston Baptist HuskiesNJIT Highlanders
March 8, 3:30 PM | Jones Convocation Center

Houston Baptist Huskies vs NJIT Highlanders Odds

10-19TEAM RECORD13-16

Jones Convocation Center will host Highlanders vs. Huskies action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Jones Convocation Center).

This season, the Highlanders are 13-16 overall and 0-0 ATS ATS, while the Huskies are 10-19 and 2-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, NJIT boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and Houston Baptist is 2-1.

View Houston Baptist vs NJIT Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 187-rated Highlanders and the No. 194-ranked Huskies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 75-68 result in favor of the Highlanders.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and NJIT has the nation's No. 126-rated offensive output, at 69.8 PPG. The visiting Huskies defense ranks No. 342 allowing on average 78.6 PPG. The Highlanders FG% has averaged 42.2% so far, more than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Houston Baptist owns the country's No. 345-rated mark, allowing 87.4 points per game on the highway. NJIT, on the other hand, rates No. 39 in scoring at home.

Houston Baptist won its last outing, a 65-58 result against Texas-Pan American on March 3. Houston Baptist earned a 65-58 victory over Texas-Pan American on Saturday, getting 18 points from Joe Latas at Sharp Gym.

NJIT was a 58-50 winner in its last match at home against Chicago State. The Highlanders grabbed a 58-50 win over the Cougars on Saturday, behind a 15-point effort from Ryan Woods at Fleisher Center.