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Massachusetts Minutemen vs NJIT Highlanders Betting Matchup Report

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Nov 17, 7:00 PM | Mullins Center

NJIT Highlanders vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds


The Massachusetts Minutemen will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Highlanders at Mullins Center in NCAAB action.

The Highlanders will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Minutemen are 2-0 ATS. NJIT is 0-0 on the totals; Massachusetts is 2-0.

View NJIT vs Massachusetts Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Minutemen at No. 121 and the Highlanders at No. 231 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 92-90 result in favor of the Highlanders.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Highlanders is ranked No. 14 in NCAA hoops at 48 per game. Contrast that with Massachusetts’s No. 99 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Massachusetts is the No. 103-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while NJIT rates No. 103 at 7 per game.

Defensively, NJIT features the nation's No. 154-rated defense on the road, allowing 62 points per game. Massachusetts, meanwhile, comes in at No. 71 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, NJIT was a 113-61 winner at home against Penn State Altoona. NJIT cruised to victory on Monday, running Penn State Altoona out of the gym and running up a 113-61 score at Fleisher Center.

Massachusetts won its last outing, an 83-67 result against Northeastern on November 14. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. Massachusetts got 20 points and 10 assists from Chaz Williams en route to an 83-67 victory over Northeastern on Monday at Mullins Center.

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Boston College are 6-4
After playing Northeastern are 1-1
After a win are 4-6

A few Highlanders at Minutemen trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 6 games at home
Massachusetts is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
NJIT home to Polytechnic (NY), Sunday, November 20
Massachusetts home to Boston College, Monday, November 21