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Lafayette Leopards vs NJIT Highlanders Preview

NJIT HighlandersLafayette Leopards
Jan 2, 7:00 PM | Kirby Center

NJIT Highlanders vs Lafayette Leopards Odds


The Lafayette Leopards will hit the floor running against the visiting NJIT Highlanders Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Lafayette battles the Highlanders, currently sitting with a 6-7 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-1 for the Leopards and 0-0 for the Highlanders.

View NJIT vs Lafayette Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 339 (Leopards) and the No. 40 (Highlanders) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-61 result in favor of the Highlanders has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Lafayette's No. 197 nationally ranked offense (66.9 points per game) against a Highlanders defense that sits as the No. 118 at 63.5 PPG. The Leopards have been averaging 44.2% from the field, more than the Highlanders have managed so far this season (41.1% on average).

Defensively, NJIT features the nation's No. 122-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.2 points per game. Lafayette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 200 nationally in scoring at home.

NJIT was an 89-87 loser in their most recent outing at home against St. Francis NY. NJIT suffered an 89-87 loss against St. Francis NY on Sunday, getting 19 points from Ryan Woods in a losing effort at Fleisher Center.

Lafayette was a 65-59 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Stanford. The Leopards endured a 65-59 loss at the hands of the Cardinal on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Joey Ptasinski at Maples Pavilion.

Next up:
NJIT at Utah Valley, Saturday, January 5
Lafayette at Pennsylvania, Tuesday, January 8