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NJIT Highlanders vs Chicago State Cougars Betting Preview

Chicago State CougarsNJIT Highlanders
March 5, 4:00 PM | Fleisher Center

Chicago State Cougars vs NJIT Highlanders Odds

6-24TEAM RECORD14-14

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 Highlanders are 14-14 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs. the number. The Cougars, meanwhile, are 6-24 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen NJIT go 0-0 and the Cougars go 0-0 on the totals.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Highlanders at No. 248 and the Cougars at No. 318 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 72-53 result in favor of the Highlanders.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits NJIT's No. 187-ranked offense, averaging 68.5 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 346 at 87.4 PPG. The Highlanders field goal percentage has averaged 42.8% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.3% per game.

Defensively, Chicago State features the nation's No. 346-rated defense on the road, allowing 93.4 points per game. NJIT, meanwhile, comes in at No. 103 nationally in scoring at home.

Chicago State was a 74-52 loser in their most recent outing on the road against North Dakota. Chicago State was run off the court by the Sioux on Monday as North Dakota routed them 74-52 at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

In their last action, NJIT was a 61-56 loser at home against Utah Valley. NJIT suffered a 61-56 loss against Utah Valley on Thursday, getting 18 points from Jheryl Wilson in a losing effort at Fleisher Center.