NJIT Highlanders vs. Army Black Knights - 3/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Army Black Knights (19-13) at NJIT Highlanders (17-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Fleisher Center)
The Line: NJIT Highlanders 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Army Black Knights will travel to play the NJIT Highlanders in the CIT on Wednesday.
The NJIT Highlanders are 17-14 (8-6) and are coming off of a loss to Stetson in the A-Sun Tournament by a score of 82-67. Before the conference tournament, NJIT finished the regular season by losing 2 of their last 3 games. NJIT is averaging 75.5 points per game while giving up 74.5 points per game. NJIT is also averaging 34.7 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game. Damon Lynn is averaging 18.3 points per game and 3.3 assists per game for NJIT. Tim Coleman is averaging 13.7 points per game and 7 rebounds per game for the Highlanders. NJIT is averaging 74.3% on free throws, 34.6% on three-pointers, and 44.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Army Black Knights are 19-13 (9-9) and are coming off of a loss to Holy Cross in the semi-finals of the Patriot Conference Tournament by a score of 60-38. Army was able to defeat Colgate by a score of 79-72 in their first conference tournament game. Before the conference tournament, Army finished the regular season by winning 5 of their last 6 games. Army is averaging 77.3 points per game while giving up 74.8 points per game. Army is also averaging 40.7 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game. Tanner Plomb is averaging 19.8 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game for Army. Kyle Wilson is averaging 16 points per game and 2.3 rebounds per game for the Black Knights. Army is shooting 69.6% on free throws, 33.6% on three-pointers, and 43.1% on all field goal attempts.
Both of these teams had very average conference seasons, but will have the chance to play in the post season. Army finished the regular season playing very well, but will be on the road for this game. NJIT finished the regular season tied for the 2nd best record in the A-Sun. Army has the slightly higher scoring offense, while both teams are similar in points against. Army has the rebounding advantage in this game and I like them in this matchup.