NJIT vs. Cleveland State - 3/22/15 CIT Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland State Vikings (19-14) at NJIT Highlanders (18-11)
College Basketball: Monday, March 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Fleisher Center)
The Cleveland State Vikings and N.J.I.T Highlanders play Monday in the second round of the CIT.
The Cleveland State Vikings look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, Cleveland State is averaging 66.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting and is allowing 62 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Trey Lewis is averaging 16.6 points and 2.8 assists while Anton Grady is averaging 13.9 points and 7.8 rebounds. Charlie Lee is the third double-digit scorer and Marlin Mason is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Cleveland State Vikings have four players averaging at least 7.9 points, and they’re shooting 68.6 percent from the line and 38.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Cleveland State is allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 60 or less points in four straight games.
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The N.J.I.T Highlanders look to build on their four-game winning streak. On the season, N.J.I.T is averaging 69 points on 44.6 percent shooting and is allowing 68.1 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Damon Lynn is averaging 17.5 points and 3.8 assists while Winfield Willis is averaging 12 points and 3.1 rebounds. Tim Coleman is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Ky Howard is dishing 4.2 assists. The N.J.I.T Highlanders have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 69.7 percent from the line and 38.1 percent from deep. Defensively, N.J.I.T is allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in four of its last five games.
The N.J.I.T Highlanders have been proving people wrong all season long and are playing some of their more consistent ball as of late. I like another victory here, which is why I'm taking the free points.