Stetson Hatters vs. NJIT Highlanders Free Prediction 02/20/20

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Don’t expect a fast-paced game when the Stetson Hatters (15-12, 9-3 Asun) head to NJIT to take on the Highlanders (7-18, 4-8 Asun). Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 20, 2020.

Stetson Hatters vs. NJIT Highlanders Betting Odds

In their last game, the Highlanders were beaten by the Liberty Flames, 62-49, while the Hatters defeated the Kennesaw State Owls, 59-42.

Stetson dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a great free throw rate of 0.256 (above their season average of 0.252) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.558 (above their season average of 0.495). Kennesaw State had marks of 0.104 and 0.385, respectively, for those same stats. NJIT, on the other hand, held Liberty to an effective field goal percentage of 0.445 (below their season average of 0.553). NJIT’s Souleymane Diakite played well, contributing 12 points and nine rebounds. Stetson received a boost from Joel Kabimba, who contributed 11 points and six rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Mahamadou Diawara led the Hatters to a 65-64 win. He was the game’s top overall scorer with 19 points. Stetson’s 0.163 free throw rate was their biggest advantage over NJIT, who had a rate of 0.113.

Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when two of the country’s slowest-paced teams go head-to-head. NJIT currently ranks 308th in possessions per game (66.5) and Stetson is 345th (63.8).

Stetson at NJIT Betting Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • NJIT ranks 60th in three pointers allowed per game (19.6) while Stetson ranks 286th (26.6).
  • The Highlanders are 31st in the country with 5.2 steals allowed per game while the Hatters are 42nd with 5.5 steals allowed per game.
  • The Hatters rank 39th in rebounds allowed per game (31.8) while the Highlanders rank 173rd (35.6).
  • NJIT ranks 246th in assists per game (10.7) while Stetson ranks 266th (9.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Hatters have outscored opponents by an average of 4.0 points in their last five games. For the season, Stetson has been defeated by an average of 0.7 points.
  • During their last five games, the Highlanders have scored an average of 63.0 points per game (0.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 72.8 points per game (3.8 above their season average).