The Highlanders and Wildcats are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Wildcats will host the game at Lundholm Gymnasium in Durham, NH. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 144 points, and New Hampshire is favored by -11 to win at home against NJIT.

NJIT HIGHLANDERS VS NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: NJIT Highlanders +11

This game will be played at Lundholm Gymnasium at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE NJIT HIGHLANDERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Even though we have New Hampshire winning straight-up, we like NJIT at +11.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Will NJIT Be The Talk of Lundholm Gymnasium?

NJIT has played 25 games this season and currently has a record of 7-17. In road games, the Highlanders have gone 2-10, while they are 4-7 at home. NJIT has a current ATS record of 9-14 going into today’s game. Over the team’s past five games, they are 2-3 ATS.

Through 24 games, NJIT has an over/under record of 7-16-0 with their games averaging a combined 139.8 points per game so far. The Highlanders have an over/under record of 0-3 in their last three games, with their games averaging 133 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the NJIT offense tallied 55 points in a matchup against Binghamton. Their field goal percentage for the game was 31.5%, and they made 7 threes. The top scorer for the Highlanders was Tariq Francis with 18 points, while Mekhi Gray also added 14 to the scoreboard.

NJIT’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 73.8 points per game. The NJIT defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 69 points and allowed Binghamton to connect on 7 threes.

Does New Hampshire Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

New Hampshire has played 24 games and currently has a 14-10 overall record. When playing on the road, the Wildcats have a 7-7 record, while at home they are 6-3. Prior to today’s game, New Hampshire has a 12-11 record ATS. Reviewing their performance in the last five games, they have a 1-4 record vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving New Hampshire have had an average of 148.3 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 150.5 points. Their over/under record is 12-10-1. Looking at the Wildcats’ last three games, their over/under record is 0-3 with their games averaging 130 points per game.

In their most recent game, the New Hampshire offense put up just 54 points vs. the Vermont Catamounts. Overall, they are now averaging 75.2 points per game which is 157th in the country. On offense, New Hampshire has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 42%. So far, they are 199th in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 72%.

At this time, the Wildcats’ defense is positioned 204th in the country, permitting 73.2 points per game. So far, the New Hampshire defense is giving up an average of 8.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.6 times per game (569th).