The Bearcats and Highlanders are set to face off at 3:30 ET on ESPN+. The Highlanders will host the game at NJIT Wellness and Events Center in Newark, NJ. Binghamton is favored by -2.5 in this America East conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 136.5 points.

BINGHAMTON BEARCATS VS NJIT HIGHLANDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: NJIT Highlanders +2.5

This game will be played at NJIT Wellness and Events Center at 3:30 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE NJIT HIGHLANDERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Highlanders.
  • Not only will NJIT pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 136.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.

Will the Bearcats Come Through as Road Favorites?

Despite being just 3-9 on the road this season, Binghamton has been the favorite in eight of their 24 games, going 7-1 in those contests. Their average scoring margin on the road is -11.7 points per game, and they have gone 3-7 in their last 10 games away from home.

After losing their last two games, the Bearcats’ overall record stands at 11-13, and they have gone 3-8 in America East Conference play. In their most recent game, Binghamton fell to UMBC by a score of 89-78.

As the favorite this season, Binghamton has gone 5-3 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bearcats are 6-4 vs. the spread. On the road, Binghamton has an ATS record of 6-6 this year and they have gone 3-0 vs. the spread over their last 3 road games.

Today’s over/under line of 136.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Binghamton’s games this season (144.2). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 144 points.

In their recent matchup, the Binghamton offense ended with 78 points against UMBC. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 42.9% and made 5 threes. In terms of offense, the Bearcats have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, putting them 182nd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 398th in percentage and 348th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Bearcats’ defense holds the 168th rank in the nation, allowing 72.0 points per game. In their previous game vs. UMBC, the Retrievers finished with a field goal percentage of 42% and a total of 89 points vs. Binghamton.

Will NJIT Make it Happen at Home?

Despite being the underdog in 21 of their 23 games, NJIT has managed to win five of them, and they will be trying to win their third straight home game when they face Binghamton. The Highlanders are coming off a loss to Albany, and they are 4-6 at home this season.

For the year, NJIT is 7-16, and they have gone 3-8 in America East play. On the road, they have gone 2-10, and their average scoring margin is -14.8 points per game. So far, the Highlanders have been the underdog in 21 games, and they are 5-16 in those matchups.

As the underdog, NJIT has an ATS record of 8-13 this season and their overall ATS mark is 9-13. At home, the Highlanders are 4-6 vs. the spread this year and they have gone 2-1 ATS in their last three home games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, NJIT’s ATS record is 4-6.

This season, the over/under record in NJIT games is 7-15 and today’s line of 136.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games of 143.5. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, NJIT’s games have averaged 133 points compared to their season average of 140.5 points.

In their recent matchup, the NJIT offense ended with 58 points against Albany. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 36.5% and made 5 threes. On the offensive front, the Highlanders have a season-long field goal percentage of 39%, ranking 392nd nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 372nd in terms of percentage and 214th in three-pointers made.

The Highlanders’ defense is presently ranked 216th nationally, allowing an average of 74.0 points per contest. The NJIT defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 83 points and allowed Albany to connect on 10 threes.