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NJIT Chicago State Betting Preview

Chicago State CougarsNJIT Highlanders
March 3, 4:00 PM | Fleisher Center

Chicago State Cougars vs NJIT Highlanders Odds

4-25TEAM RECORD12-16

The NJIT Highlanders will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Chicago State Cougars at Fleisher Center on Saturday in NCAAB play.

The Cougars will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Highlanders are 0-0 ATS. Chicago State is 0-0 on the totals; NJIT is 0-0.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 315-rated Chicago State taking on the No. 187-rated Highlanders in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 72-55 win for the Highlanders on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features NJIT's No. 122-ranked scoring average of 70.2 PPG, against a Cougars defense rated No. 339 and allowing 77.8 PPG. The Highlanders FG% has averaged 42.8% to date this season, more than the Cougars shooters have managed so far (39.7% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Chicago State owns the country's No. 337-rated mark, allowing 80.8 points per game on the highway. NJIT, on the other hand, rates No. 31 in scoring at home.

Chicago State lost its last outing, an 81-70 result against SIU Edwardsville on February 29. Lee Fisher scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Cougars to a win (they lost 81-70 to SIU Edwardsville at Jones Convocation Center on Wednesday).

NJIT was a 94-51 winner in their most recent outing at home against Longwood. The Highlanders blew out Longwood on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 94-51 win at Fleisher Center.