NJIT Highlanders vs. FGCU Eagles Betting Prediction 01/25/20

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The NJIT Highlanders (6-13, 3-3 Asun) will be at Alico Arena to go head-to-head with the FGCU Eagles (6-15, 3-3 Asun) in an Asun matchup. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

NJIT Highlanders vs. FGCU Eagles ATS Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last contest. The Eagles fell to the North Alabama Lions, 70-65, while the Highlanders lost a winnable game to the Stetson Hatters, 65-64.

NJIT held Stetson to an offensive rebounding percentage of 13.6 (below their season average of 31.8) while FGCU held North Alabama to an offensive rebounding percentage of 9.5 (below their season average of 27.3). Caleb Catto played well for FGCU with 23 points. Zach Cooks, meanwhile had a solid performance for NJIT, recording 16 points and seven rebounds.

The Highlanders took this series last year, winning two out of three games. In the most recent contest, NJIT won 83-78. One of NJIT’s largest advantages was getting to the free throw line. They made 32 trips to the line, while FGCU went just 10 times. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

NJIT Highlanders vs. FGCU Eagles Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – FGCU, ATS Winner – FGCU, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • NJIT ranks 42nd in steals allowed per game (5.5) while FGCU ranks 196th (8.2).
  • The Eagles rank 100th in three pointers attempted per game (23.5) while the Highlanders rank 103rd in three pointers allowed per game (20.8).
  • The Eagles average 4.2 blocks per game, which ranks 54th in the country. The Highlanders rank 122nd in blocks allowed per game (3.7).
  • FGCU ranks 127th in assists per game (13.2) while NJIT ranks 155th in assists allowed per game (13.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Eagles have scored an average of 69.2 points per game (7.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 66.6 points per game (1.8 below their season average).
  • The Highlanders have outscored opponents by an average of 6.2 points in their last five games. On the season, NJIT has been defeated by an average of 4.2 points.