Betting on today’s Bulldogs and Highlanders game? Catch the action at NJIT Wellness and Events Center in Newark, NJ, as the Highlanders hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. Bryant is favored by -8.5 in this America East conference contest against NJIT. The game’s over/under currently sits at 152.5 points.

BRYANT BULLDOGS VS NJIT HIGHLANDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: NJIT Highlanders +8.5

This game will be played at NJIT Wellness and Events Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 25th.

WHY BET THE NJIT HIGHLANDERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Highlanders.
  • Not only will NJIT pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for the Favored Bulldogs?

As the Bryant Bulldogs prepare to take on the NJIT Highlanders, they come in as the road favorite, favored by 8.5 points. So far this season, Bryant has gone 5-2 when favored, and they have gone 7-6 on the road.

With a record of 12-7, the Bulldogs have won four games in a row, and they are a perfect 4-0 in America East Conference play. Their average scoring margin on the road is -2.8, and they are currently on a three-game road win streak.

As the favorite, Bryant has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 5-2 in those games. On the road, the Bulldogs are 8-5 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Bryant is 5-5 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Bryant is 8-9 and today’s over/under line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (150.5). So far, 9 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 165 points.

Bryant’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 98 points vs. Albany. Overall, they hit 51.5% of their shots from the field and went 21/30 from the free-throw line. Leading the team in scoring is Sherif Gross-Bullock, who is averaging 19.6 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Earl Timberlake also maintains a PPG average of 14 heading into game.

Coming into today’s game, the Bryant defense is giving up an average of 76.3 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.2 threes per game vs. NJIT. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 26.1%.

Will the Highlanders Pull Through as the Home Underdog?

After losing their most recent game to Maine by a score of 70-64, the NJIT Highlanders have a record of 4-13 on the year. They have lost five straight games and are 0-5 in America East Conference play.

So far this season, NJIT has been an underdog in 15 of their 17 games. They have gone 2-13 in those contests, and their record at home is 2-5. Over their last 10 games at home, the Highlanders are 3-7.

As the underdog, NJIT has gone just 5-10 against the spread this season. At home, they are 2-5 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Highlanders have gone 4-6 vs. the spread. In their last 3 home games, NJIT is 0-3 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 152.5 is higher than the average scoring total in NJIT’s games this season (142.3) and the average over/under line in their games (142.7). So far this season, the over/under record in their games is 6-10. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 with an average scoring total of 132 points.

In their most recent game, the NJIT offense concluded with only 64 points against Maine. Throughout the game, they made 6/21 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 37.9%. The team’s top scorer is Adam Hess, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 11.3, while Tariq Francis also carries a PPG average of 11.4 into the game.

At this time, the Highlanders’ defense is positioned 224th in the country, permitting 74.9 points per game. So far, the NJIT defense is giving up an average of 10.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.6 times per game (540th).