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Long Island Blackbirds take on Highlanders in NCAA basketball test

Long Island BlackbirdsNJIT Highlanders
2-6December 12, 2013, 07:00 | Fleisher Center6-5

The NJIT Highlanders hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Long Island Blackbirds pay a visit to Fleisher Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Highlanders currently sports a 6-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-1 ATS. The Blackbirds are 2-6 and 2-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Highlanders produce a 0-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Blackbirds have gone 2-3 against the number.

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This game matches up the No. 350 (Highlanders) and the No. 282 (Blackbirds) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Long Island was a 76-69 loser in its last match on the road against Lehigh. Landon Atterberry scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Blackbirds to a win (they lost 76-69 to Lehigh at Stabler Arena on Monday).

In their last action, NJIT was a 71-55 loser on the road against Seton Hall. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as underdogs. The Highlanders got 16 points from Damon Lynn, but it was Seton Hall that prevailed in a 71-55 final on Tuesday at Prudential Center.

Next up:
Long Island home to Lamar, Wednesday, December 18th
NJIT at Holy Cross, Saturday, December 21st