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NJIT Utah Valley Betting Preview

Utah Valley WolverinesNJIT Highlanders
Feb 9, 7:00 PM | Fleisher Center

Utah Valley Wolverines vs NJIT Highlanders Odds

15-10TEAM RECORD10-12

The visiting Wolverines hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Fleisher Center against the NJIT Highlanders.

NJIT battles the Wolverines, currently sitting with a 15-10 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Highlanders and 0-0 for the Wolverines.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Highlanders, most recently No. 168 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wolverines, who rate No. 117 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-68 victory for the Wolverines.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up NJIT's No. 175 nationally ranked offense (68 points per game) against a Wolverines defense that sits as the No. 131 at 65.4 PPG. The Highlanders have been averaging 42.1% from the field, less than the Wolverines have managed so far this season (42.2% on average).

Defensively, Utah Valley features the nation's No. 166-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.2 points per game. NJIT, meanwhile, comes in at No. 49 nationally in scoring at home.

Utah Valley was a 68-66 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Houston Baptist. The Wolverines got 16 points from Isiah Williams as Utah Valley ran past Houston Baptist 68-66 on Saturday at Sharp Gym.

NJIT won its last outing, a 73-64 result against Chicago State on February 4. The Cougars were burned for 26 points by Isaiah Wilkerson on Saturday as the Highlanders put another game in the win column, 73-64, at Jones Convocation Center.

Next up:
Utah Valley at Chicago State, Saturday, February 11
NJIT home to North Dakota, Saturday, February 11