NJIT Highlanders vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Knights ATS Prediction


The NJIT Highlanders (10-2) will travel to the Rothman Center to take on the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (4-4). The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

NJIT Highlanders at Fairleigh Dickinson Knights Betting Odds

In their last game, the Knights got blown out by the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 90-55, while the Highlanders barely escaped the Colgate Raiders, 81-78.

The Highlanders had a better turnover percentage (10.7 vs. 14.5) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.573 vs. 0.528). Fairleigh Dickinson, on the other hand, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (38.6 vs. 45.7). Fairleigh Dickinson received a boost from Darnell Edge, who recorded 17 points and six rebounds. Reilly Walsh had a good game for NJIT, contributing 21 points.

The Highlanders won the sole game between these two teams last season, 71-68. NJIT did a terrific job of converting from the charity stripe (14-19; 73.7 percent). Fairleigh Dickinson, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (15.9 vs. 18.4).

The offense of Fairleigh Dickinson will clash against the top-notch defense of NJIT. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Knights rank 211th in offensive efficiency, while the Highlanders are 71st in defensive efficiency. The Highlanders should have the advantage on that end of the court.

NJIT Highlanders vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Knights ATS Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Fairleigh Dickinson, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • NJIT ranks fourth in steals allowed per game (5.6) while Fairleigh Dickinson ranks 146th (6.6).
  • The Knights rank 211th in three pointers attempted per game (20.3) while the Highlanders rank 239th (21.0).
  • Fairleigh Dickinson ranks 181st in rebounds per game (35.0) while NJIT ranks 199th in rebounds allowed per game (35.1).
  • The Knights rank 151st in assists per game (13.3) while the Highlanders rank 261st (12.7).
  • Fairleigh Dickinson averages 3.4 blocks per game, which ranks 106th in the country. NJIT ranks 147th in blocks allowed per game (4.1).