Kennesaw State Owls at NJIT Highlanders Free Prediction 01/18/20

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The Kennesaw State Owls (1-16, 0-4 Asun) and the NJIT Highlanders (5-12, 2-2 Asun) clash at Wellness and Events Center. The Owls look to snap their eight-game losing streak. The game gets underway at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Kennesaw State Owls vs. NJIT Highlanders ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Highlanders dismantled the Lipscomb Bisons, 75-57, while the Owls got blown out by the FGCU Eagles, 73-51.

The Highlanders held the Bisons to an offensive rebounding percentage of 14.3 (below their season average of 27.7) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.636 (above their season average of 0.444). Kennesaw State, on the other hand, did an excellent job of converting from the free throw line (19-22; 86.4 percent). NJIT’s Zach Cooks had a good game, putting up 24 points. Jamie Lewis, meanwhile fueled Kennesaw State with 20 points and six rebounds.

This series was highly competitive last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. In the last game, the Owls won 63-62. Kennesaw State had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (38.9 vs. 23.1). NJIT, on the other hand, had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.521 vs. 0.417). This will be the first contest of the year between these two teams.

NJIT should be expected to protect the ball well in this contest. NJIT ranks 54th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.1 percent), while Kennesaw State forces the 83rd-fewest turnovers (18.3 percent).

Kennesaw State at NJIT Odds Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – NJIT, ATS Winner – NJIT, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • NJIT ranks 30th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while Kennesaw State ranks 131st (6.8).
  • The Highlanders average 34.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 201st in the nation. The Owls rank 212th in rebounds allowed per game (37.3).
  • NJIT blocks 2.8 opponent shots per game, which ranks 139th in the NCAA. Kennesaw State ranks 145th in blocks allowed per game (4.8).
  • The Highlanders rank 208th in three pointers attempted per game (19.5) while the Owls rank 260th (17.1).
  • NJIT ranks 224th in assists per game (11.1) while Kennesaw State ranks 257th (8.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Owls have scored an average of 57.2 points per game (3.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 76.8 points per game (4.7 above their season average).
  • The Highlanders’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 7.0, up from 5.7 for the season.