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NJIT Highlanders visit Houston Baptist Huskies in college basketball clash

NJIT HighlandersHouston Baptist Huskies
Feb 2, 3:05 PM | Sharp Gym

NJIT Highlanders vs Houston Baptist Huskies Odds

11-10TEAM RECORD6-14

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for NJIT when they take on the Houston Baptist Huskies on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Huskies bring a 6-14 record (0-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-10 Highlanders, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Houston Baptist go 0-1 so far and the Highlanders go 0-0.

View NJIT vs Houston Baptist Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Huskies sit at No. 276 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Highlanders sit at No. 115 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Highlanders will win this game 74-61.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston Baptist's No. 265 nationally ranked offense (63.5 points per game) against a Highlanders defense that sits as the No. 157 at 65.3 PPG. The Huskies have been averaging 41.5% from the field, almost the same as the Highlanders have managed so far this season (41.5% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, NJIT owns the country's No. 187-rated mark, allowing 70 points per game on the highway. Houston Baptist, on the other hand, rates No. 84 in scoring at home.

NJIT was a 108-69 winner in its last match at home against Fisher. NJIT cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Fisher out of the gym and running up a 108-69 score at Fleisher Center.

Next up:
NJIT at Colgate, Wednesday, February 6
Houston Baptist home to UMKC, Wednesday, February 6