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Villanova Wildcats vs NJIT Highlanders Betting Matchup Report

NJIT HighlandersVillanova Wildcats
Dec 28, 7:00 PM | Villanova Pavilion

NJIT Highlanders vs Villanova Wildcats Odds


The visiting NJIT Highlanders hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Villanova Pavilion against the Villanova Wildcats.

Villanova will face the 6-5 Highlanders, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 4-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Highlanders are 0-0 favoring the OVER.

View NJIT vs Villanova Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 132 (Wildcats) and the No. 25 (Highlanders) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-71 result in favor of the Highlanders has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Highlanders rank No. 9 in NCAA Division 1 with 42.5 per game. That compares with Villanova’s No. 106 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Villanova is college basketball's No. 92-ranked team at 7 per game, while the Highlanders rate No. 122 with 6.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, NJIT owns the country's No. 109-rated mark, allowing 66.5 points per game on the highway. Villanova, on the other hand, rates No. 232 in scoring at home.

NJIT won its last outing, a 71-43 result against City College of New York on December 22. NJIT cruised to victory on Saturday, running City College of New York out of the gym and running up a 71-43 score at Fleisher Center.

In their last action, Villanova was an 83-56 winner on the road against Monmouth. The battle between the Wildcats and Hawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Monmouth was handed an 83-56 defeat on Saturday at Multipurpose Activity Center.

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing St. John's are 6-4
After playing Monmouth are 5-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Highlanders at Wildcats trends to consider:
Villanova is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Villanova is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
NJIT home to St. Francis NY, Sunday, December 30
Villanova home to St. John's, Wednesday, January 2