The Highlanders and Bulldogs are set to face off at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bulldogs will host the game at Chace Athletic Center in Smithfield, RI. The odds for this America East conference game currently have Bryant as the -12 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 147 points.

NJIT HIGHLANDERS VS BRYANT BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: NJIT Highlanders +12

This game will be played at Chace Athletic Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE NJIT HIGHLANDERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-72 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Even though we have Bryant winning straight-up, we like NJIT at +12.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can The Highlanders Secure a Road Victory?

Today, NJIT is a 12-point underdog against Bryant. So far, the Highlanders have gone 5-20 as the underdog this season. They come into this game with a record of 7-20, and they have lost five games in a row.

On the road, NJIT is 2-12 this season, and they have lost four straight games away from home. Their average margin of defeat on the road is -13.7 points per game. In their most recent game, they lost to UMBC by a score of 79-60.

As the underdog, NJIT has gone just 1-2 against the spread in their last 3 games and 9-16 vs. the spread overall this season. On the road, they have gone 6-8 vs. the spread this year and 5-5 in their last 10 games. Their overall ATS mark is 10-16.

Today’s over/under line of 147 for NJIT’s game against Bryant is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (143.2). This year, their over/under record is 8-18 and their games have averaged 140.1 points. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 141 points.

Most recently, the NJIT offense finished with just 60 points vs. UMBC. For the game, they hit 5/29 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 28.6%. Tariq Francis is leading the team in scoring at 14.8 points per contest. Mekhi Gray has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 9.9 going into the game.

The Highlanders’ defense is presently ranked 226th nationally, allowing an average of 74.1 points per contest. The NJIT defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 79 points and allowed UMBC to connect on 5 threes.

Can the Bulldogs Live Up to the Hype at Home?

After losing three straight games, Bryant is looking to get back on track as they host NJIT. So far, the Bulldogs have gone 6-3 at home compared to 9-9 on the road. This season, they have been favored in 14 out of 29 games, going 10-4 in those contests.

In their most recent game, Bryant lost to Massachusetts-Lowell by a score of 89-67. Over their last 10 games at home, the Bulldogs have gone 8-2.

As the favorite, Bryant has gone 7-7 vs. the spread this season. At home, they are just 4-5 ATS and have gone 1-4 ATS in their last five home games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bulldogs are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 147 is lower than the average over/under line in Bryant’s games this season (151.4). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. The average scoring total in their last three games is 144 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Bryant offense tallied 67 points in a matchup against Massachusetts-Lowell. Their field goal percentage for the game was 36.8%, and they made 2 threes. Sherif Gross-Bullock is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 18.3. Meanwhile, Earl Timberlake also brings a PPG average of 15 into the game.

So far, the Bulldogs’ defense is ranked 263rd in the country at 75.6 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.6 threes per game vs. NJIT. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 28.4%.