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NJIT Highlanders visit Utah Valley Wolverines in college basketball clash

NJIT HighlandersUtah Valley Wolverines
Jan 5, 9:05 PM | UCCU Center

NJIT Highlanders vs Utah Valley Wolverines Odds


NJIT pays a visit to Utah Valley on Saturday, hoping to send the Wolverines to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at UCCU Center.

The Highlanders will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 0-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wolverines are 1-1 ATS. NJIT is 0-0 against the total, while Utah Valley is 1-0 versus the number.

View NJIT vs Utah Valley Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 40-rated NJIT taking on the No. 298-rated Wolverines in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 74-64 win for the Highlanders on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Utah Valley's No. 289-rated squad against NJIT's No. 15-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Utah Valley rates No. 164 in the country with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 169 nationally with 6.2 per match.

Defensively, NJIT features the nation's No. 160-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.8 points per game. Utah Valley, meanwhile, comes in at No. 106 nationally in scoring at home.

NJIT lost its last outing, an 83-66 result against Lafayette on January 2. NJIT got 13 points from Chris Flores but lost anyway, 83-66, to Lafayette on Wednesday at Kirby Center.

In their last action, Utah Valley was a 76-69 loser on the road against Chattanooga. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Utah Valley got 37 points from Holton Hunsaker en route to a 76-69 loss at the hands of Utah Valley on Saturday at McKenzie Arena.

Next up:
NJIT home to Chicago State, Saturday, January 12
Utah Valley at UMKC, Wednesday, January 9