The Army West Point Black Knights (3-3) will be at home in Christl Arena when they go head-to-head against the NJIT Highlanders (2-5). Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
NJIT Highlanders vs. Army West Point Black Knights Free Preview
The Highlanders lost big to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in their last matchup, 85-58. With 13 points on 4-for-7 shooting, Kjell de Graaf was NJIT’s high scorer. Rutgers had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (39.3 vs. 22.2). NJIT, on the other hand, did a terrific job of making free throws (12-14; 85.7 percent).
In the Black Knights’ previous outing, they defeated the Marist Red Foxes, 66-64. Army West Point received a boost from Matt Wilson, who led the team in scoring with 16 points on 6-for-9 shooting. The Black Knights had a free throw rate of 0.138 (above their season average of 0.108) and held the Red Foxes to an effective field goal percentage of 0.455 (below the 0.520 mark opponents have averaged against Army West Point this season).
It will be a battle of opposite paces as the fast-breaking Black Knights will look to push the more methodical Highlanders. Since the 2018-19 season, the Black Knights rank 82nd in possessions per game while the Highlanders are 239th. Also, the Highlanders, who rank 338th in offensive rebounding percentage (22.4 percent), will face off against the Black Knights, who rank sixth in defensive rebounding percentage (77.3 percent).
The Highlanders won the only game against the Black Knights last season, 77-72. The Highlanders dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.296 and a great effective field goal percentage of 0.565. For those same stats, the Black Knights put up marks of 0.169 and 0.469, respectively.
NJIT Highlanders at Army West Point Black Knights ATS Prediction
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Army West Point, ATS Winner – Army West Point, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Highlanders rank 217th in blocks per game (2.7) while the Black Knights rank 289th (1.6).
NJIT ranks 175th in steals per game (6.2) while Army West Point ranks 220th in steals allowed per game (6.8).
Army West Point ranks 22nd in assists per game (15.9) while NJIT ranks 316th (10.6).
The Black Knights rank 29th in three pointers attempted per game (27.0) while the Highlanders rank 242nd (20.4).
Army West Point ranks 184th in rebounds per game (35.1) while NJIT ranks 263rd (33.2).