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NJIT Highlanders visit Utah Valley Wolverines in NCAAB hoops battle

NJIT HighlandersUtah Valley Wolverines
March 9, 1:00 PM | Jones Convocation Center

NJIT Highlanders vs Utah Valley Wolverines Odds

14-16TEAM RECORD20-11

The Wolverines will try to cover the spread at Jones Convocation Center on Friday when they get a visit from the NJIT Highlanders in college basketball action.

The game is being played at Jones Convocation Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Wolverines are 20-11 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs. the number. The Highlanders, meanwhile, are 14-16 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah Valley go 0-0 and the Highlanders go 0-0 on the totals.

View NJIT vs Utah Valley Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wolverines sit at No. 93 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Highlanders sit at No. 159 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wolverines will win this game 72-70.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Highlanders is ranked No. 148 in NCAA hoops at 34.9 per game. Contrast that with Utah Valley’s No. 13 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Utah Valley is the No. 221-ranked team in the country at 5.6 per game, while NJIT rates No. 28 at 8.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, NJIT owns the country's No. 289-rated mark, allowing 74.9 points per game on the highway. Utah Valley, on the other hand, rates No. 95 in scoring at home.

NJIT was a 65-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against Houston Baptist. NJIT got 20 points from Isaiah Wilkerson en route to a 65-64 victory over Houston Baptist on Thursday at Jones Convocation Center.

Utah Valley was a 57-56 loser in its last match on the road against North Dakota. Utah Valley suffered a 57-56 loss against North Dakota on Saturday, getting 14 points from Ben Aird in a losing effort at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.