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NJIT Highlanders vs Utah Valley Wolverines in college hoops odds

Utah Valley WolverinesNJIT Highlanders
Feb 16, 4:00 PM | Fleisher Center

Utah Valley Wolverines vs NJIT Highlanders Odds

12-13TEAM RECORD13-11

NJIT looks to cover the Highlanders-Wolverines pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 13-11 mark when they host Utah Valley in college basketball wagering action.

NJIT battles the Wolverines, currently sitting with a 12-13 mark (1-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Highlanders and 1-0 for the Wolverines.

View Utah Valley vs NJIT Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Highlanders sit at No. 106 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wolverines sit at No. 260 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Highlanders will win this game 74-68.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wolverines is ranked No. 258 in NCAA hoops at 32.8 per game. Contrast that with NJIT’s No. 11 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, NJIT is the No. 123-ranked team in the country at 6.7 per game, while Utah Valley rates No. 162 at 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Utah Valley features the nation's No. 218-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.2 points per game. NJIT, meanwhile, comes in at No. 58 nationally in scoring at home.

Utah Valley was an 86-63 winner in its last match at home against Northern New Mexico. The Wolverines blew out Northern New Mexico on Monday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 86-63 win at UCCU Center.

NJIT won its last outing, a 63-58 result against Chicago State on February 9. The Highlanders got 16 points from Chris Flores as NJIT ran past Chicago State 63-58 on Saturday at Jones Convocation Center.

Next up:
Utah Valley home to Pacific Union, Monday, February 18
NJIT home to New Orleans, Saturday, February 23