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New Orleans Privateers vs Highlanders College Hoops Game Preview

New Orleans PrivateersNJIT Highlanders
Feb 23, 2:00 PM | Fleisher Center

New Orleans Privateers vs NJIT Highlanders Odds

8-15TEAM RECORD14-11

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between NJIT and New Orleans on Saturday, with the host Highlanders trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

This season, the Highlanders are 14-11 overall and 0-0 ATS ATS, while the Privateers are 8-15 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, NJIT boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and New Orleans is 0-0.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Highlanders, most recently No. 92 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Privateers, who rate No. 301 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 77-65 victory for the Highlanders.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and NJIT has the nation's No. 93-rated offensive output, at 70.8 PPG. The visiting Privateers defense ranks No. 333 allowing on average 75.6 PPG. The Highlanders FG% has averaged 41.9% so far, less than the Privateers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.

Defensively, New Orleans features the nation's No. 348-rated defense on the road, allowing 82.9 points per game. NJIT, meanwhile, comes in at No. 71 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were an 87-56 loser as they battled Bowling Green on the road. New Orleans was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Bowling Green and falling by an 87-56 score at Stroh Center.

NJIT won its last outing, a 63-55 result against Utah Valley on February 16. Ryan Woods scored 14 points leading the Highlanders to a 63-55 victory over Utah Valley at Fleisher Center on Saturday.

Next up:
New Orleans at Houston Baptist, Monday, February 25
NJIT home to Houston Baptist, Saturday, March 2