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NCAA hoops odds preview - Fairleigh Dickinson vs. NJIT

Fairleigh Dickinson KnightsNJIT Highlanders
Dec 28, 7:00 PM | Fleisher Center

Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs NJIT Highlanders Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the NJIT vs Fairleigh Dickinson battle Wednesday at Fleisher Center as the Highlanders look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Highlanders sit at 4-6 (0-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Knights are currently 1-9 (0-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? NJIT is 0-0 OU, and Fairleigh Dickinson is 0-0 OU.

View Fairleigh Dickinson vs NJIT Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Highlanders sit at No. 27 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Knights sit at No. 313 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Highlanders will win this game 64-54.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and NJIT has the nation's No. 271-rated offensive output, at 63.4 PPG. The visiting Knights defense ranks No. 285 allowing on average 73.2 PPG. The Highlanders FG% has averaged 40.6% so far, less than the Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.5% per game.

Defensively, Fairleigh Dickinson features the nation's No. 257-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.3 points per game. NJIT, meanwhile, comes in at No. 46 nationally in scoring at home.

Fairleigh Dickinson was a 71-53 loser in its last match at home against Vermont. The Knights endured a 71-53 loss at the hands of the Catamounts on Wednesday, despite a 13-point effort from Kinu Rochford at Rothman Center.

NJIT lost its last outing, a 77-53 result against Rutgers on December 22. NJIT was run off the court by the Scarlet Knights on Thursday as Rutgers routed them 77-53 at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Next up:
Fairleigh Dickinson at Columbia, Monday, January 2
NJIT at Long Island, Friday, December 30