The NJIT Highlanders (2-8) head to Peter Aquilone Court to clash against the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers (4-6). The Highlanders look to snap their six-game losing streak. The game begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 14, 2019.
NJIT Highlanders vs. St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers ATS Odds
In their last contest, the Terriers barely escaped the Presbyterian Blue Hose, 64-63, while the Highlanders lost to the UMass Lowell River Hawks, 72-66.
The Terriers forced 17 turnovers and held the Blue Hose to an offensive rebounding percentage of 17.9 (below their season average of 26.8). NJIT, meanwhile, forced UMass Lowell into a turnover percentage of 21.1 (above their season average of 16.4). St. Francis Brooklyn’s Unique McLean led the way, recording 19 points and eight rebounds. Zach Cooks, meanwhile fueled NJIT with 21 points and eight rebounds.
The Highlanders won the lone contest between these two teams last season, 82-60. One of NJIT’s biggest strengths was getting to the charity stripe. They made 33 trips to the line, while St. Francis Brooklyn went just 17 times. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.
This contest should be a showdown of contrasting styles. St. Francis Brooklyn has preferred to play quickly (59th in possessions per game), while NJIT has been slower-paced (218th in possessions per game).
NJIT vs. St. Francis Brooklyn Free Pick
Basketball Tip: SU Winner – St. Francis Brooklyn, ATS Winner – St. Francis Brooklyn, O/U – Under
- St. Francis Brooklyn ranks 39th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while NJIT ranks 150th (4.0).
- The Terriers rank 183rd in assists per game (12.0) while the Highlanders rank 239th (9.9).
- The Terriers rank 104th in rebounds per game (36.8) while the Highlanders rank 193rd in rebounds allowed per game (36.6).
- St. Francis Brooklyn ranks 41st in three pointers allowed per game (19.2) while NJIT ranks 111th (21.6).
- The Highlanders’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 14.4, up from 8.8 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Terriers have scored an average of 65.2 points per game (6.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 73.8 points per game (1.0 below their season average).