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NJIT Highlanders vs Red Raiders College Hoops Game Preview

NJIT HighlandersColgate Red Raiders
Feb 6, 7:00 PM | Cotterell Court

NJIT Highlanders vs Colgate Red Raiders Odds

11-11TEAM RECORD9-14

The Colgate Red Raiders hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the NJIT Highlanders pay a visit to Cotterell Court on the college basketball betting menu.

The Red Raiders are 9-14 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs. the number. The Highlanders, meanwhile, are 11-11 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Colgate go 1-0 and the Highlanders go 0-0 on the totals.

View NJIT vs Colgate Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 255-ranked Red Raiders and the No. 108-rated Highlanders in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-62 win for the Highlanders on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colgate's No. 247 nationally ranked offense (64.5 points per game) against a Highlanders defense that sits as the No. 157 at 65.4 PPG. The Red Raiders have been averaging 42.4% from the field, more than the Highlanders have managed so far this season (41.2% on average).

Defensively, NJIT features the nation's No. 167-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.6 points per game. Colgate, meanwhile, comes in at No. 217 nationally in scoring at home.

NJIT lost its last outing, a 66-57 result against Houston Baptist on February 2. The Highlanders endured a 66-57 loss at the hands of the Huskies on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Chris Flores at Sharp Gym.

Colgate was a 63-45 winner in their most recent outing at home against Holy Cross. The Red Raiders grabbed a 63-45 win over the Crusaders on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Murphy Burnatowski at Cotterell Court.

Next up:
NJIT at Chicago State, Saturday, February 9
Colgate at American, Saturday, February 9