Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Highlanders versus the Bearcats? Tip off is at at 6:07 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Events Center (Binghamton) in Binghamton, NY. This America East conference matchup has an over/under of 139 points, and Binghamton is favored to win by -7 at home vs. NJIT.
NJIT HIGHLANDERS VS BINGHAMTON BEARCATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Binghamton Bearcats -7
This game will be played at Events Center (Binghamton) at 6:07 ET on Thursday, February 1st.
WHY BET THE BINGHAMTON BEARCATS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Bearcats.
- Not only will Binghamton pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -7.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 139 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Do the Highlanders Have a Shot at a Win at Binghamton?
Today, the NJIT Highlanders will take on the Binghamton Bearcats on the road. So far this season, the Highlanders have gone 2-8 on the road, and their average scoring margin in those games has been -14.3 points per game. This year, NJIT has been the underdog in 17 of their 19 games, and their record in those games is 3-14.
In their last game, the Highlanders were able to come away with a 75-74 win over UMBC. Over their last 10 games on the road, NJIT has gone just 2-8. So far this season, they have gone 1-4 over their last five road games, and 1-2 over their last three.
As the underdog, NJIT has gone 6-11 vs. the spread this season and 1-4 in their last 5 games as the underdog. On the road, the Highlanders are 5-5 ATS this year and 2-1 in their last 3 road games vs. the spread.
Today’s over/under line of 139 is lower than the average over/under line in NJIT’s games this season (143.9). So far, their over/under record is 6-12. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points.
NJIT recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 75 points against UMBC. This output exceeded their season average of 69 points per game. The team’s scoring leader is Tariq Francis, who holds an average of 12.3 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Adam Hess is averaging 11.1 points per game this season.
At this time, the Highlanders’ defense is positioned 229th in the country, permitting 74.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. UMBC, the Retrievers finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 74 points vs. NJIT.
Does Binghamton Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?
After winning their last game against Maine by a score of 51-50, Binghamton will look to extend their home winning streak to 2 games. So far this season, they have gone 4-2 at home and 3-2 in their last five games at home. For the year, they have a scoring differential of +1.2 points per game at home.
As the favorite this season, Binghamton has gone 5-0, and they have been favored in 5 of their 19 games. Their average scoring margin at home this year is +1.2 points per game.
As the favorite this season, Binghamton has gone 3-2 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS record is 2-4 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 6-4. However, their ATS mark at home this year is only 2-6 and they have gone just 1-3 vs. the spread in their last 5 home games. Overall, Binghamton is 6-10 ATS this season.
Today’s over/under line of 139 is lower than the average over/under line in Binghamton’s games this year (142.9). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. The average scoring total in their last three games is 130 points.
The Binghamton offense is coming off a game in which they scored 51 points vs. Maine. Overall their field goal percentage was 44% while connecting on 1 three. Currently leading the team in scoring is Tymu Chenery who comes into today’s matchup averaging 14.7. Nehemiah Benson also heads into the game with a PPG average of 10.2.
On defense, Binghamton is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 72.9 points per game. Binghamton’s three-point defense is currently 130th in the country at 7.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.8% of their shots vs. Binghamton.