New Jersey Tech Highlanders vs. New Hampshire Wildcats CIT Tournament - 3/16/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Hampshire Wildcats (19-12) at New Jersey Tech Highlanders (18-11)
College Basketball: Monday, March 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center)
The Line: New Hampshire Wildcats +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New Hampshire Wildcats open the CIT on the road when they visit the New Jersey Tech Highlanders Monday.
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As an Independent the New Jersey Tech Highlanders finished with an 18-11 record on the number 260 strength of schedule which obviously helped their record. The Highlanders outscored opponents 71-67 on 46% shooting with 40% allowed which means they were an up tempo squad. The Highlanders played a mix of teams with wins over Michigan and Yale while going 13-2 to end the regular season. New Jersey Tech had four double digit scorers led by Damon Lynn with over 17 points followed by Winfield Willis, Tim Coleman and Ky Howard with over eleven points apiece while most contributors hitting at better then 45%.
The New Hampshire Wildcats were knocked out of the America East tourney early and missed out on a 20 win season in the process. They get another chance to improve upon a solid 19-12 record that was built on controlling the scoreboard with their defense. The Wildcats could score a bit as well at around 67 points but the defensive end of the floor was the true strength with 61 points allowed on 40% shooting with the knock being their number 317 strength of schedule. The Wildcats enjoyed plenty of balance scoring the basketball with Tanner Leissner averaging team highs of 13 points and 7.5 rebounds with Jaleen Smith adding over ten points while Daniel Dion, Jacoby Armstrong and Matt Miller tossed in over nine points.
The Wildcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. New Hampshire are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games. The Highlanders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. No line is out with injuries on both sides so please check back…