NJIT Highlanders at Providence Friars ATS Prediction 11/09/19

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The NJIT Highlanders (0-1) will travel to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center to square off with the Providence Friars (1-0). Action starts at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 9, 2019.

NJIT Highlanders vs. Providence Friars Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Friars had no trouble getting past the Sacred Heart Pioneers, 106-60, while the Highlanders were beaten by the Colgate Raiders, 80-75.

Providence played a nearly perfect contest. They had a turnover percentage of 8.8 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.618. Sacred Heart was 21.6 and 0.373, respectively, for those same stats. NJIT, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (11.5 vs. 14.8). Alpha Diallo had a good game for Providence, putting up 19 points and 14 rebounds. NJIT, meanwhile, received a boost from Zach Cooks, who had 23 points.

The aggressive NJIT offense could be getting to the charity stripe a lot in this matchup. Since last season, the Highlanders rank 50th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.270, while Providence ranks 220th in FTA rate allowed (0.240).

NJIT vs. Providence Betting Pick

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

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • Providence ranks 56th in assists per game (14.9) while NJIT ranks 285th (10.8).
  • The Friars rank 66th in blocks per game (4.2) while the Highlanders rank 140th in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
  • Providence ranks 231st in three pointers attempted per game (20.7) while NJIT ranks 237th (20.5).
  • The Friars rank 111th in rebounds per game (36.6) while the Highlanders rank 248th (33.5).
  • Providence ranks 39th in steals per game (7.6) while NJIT ranks 132nd (6.3).