Idaho State vs. NJIT - 11/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
NJIT (2-3) at Idaho State Bengals (0-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm
The Line: Idaho State Bengals -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Idaho State Bengals and the New Jersey Tech Highlanders face off on Wednesday in college basketball action.
The Idaho State Bengals are 0-4 this season and they ended up in this game after losing in overtime on Tuesday to Eastern Kentucky. Idaho State shot 50.9 percent from the floor and 46.2 percent from beyond the 3-point arc as they couldn’t hold onto a 3-point halftime lead. Brandon Boyd led the Bengals with 25 points in 43 minutes of action. Geno Luzcando had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Novak Topolovic had 10 points and 9 rebounds, and Gary Chivivhyan had 11 points. Idaho State played well enough to win but they just could close it out.
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The New Jersey Tech Highlanders are 2-3 this season and they landed in this game after a one-sided loss to Georgia State on Tuesday. NJIT shit 34 percent from the floor and 35.7 percent from beyond the 3-point arc as they trailed by 12 points at the half and it only got worse from there. Damon Lynn led the Highlanders with 15 points in 32 minutes. Osa Izevbuwa had 13 points for NJIT and Rob Ikawuba and Tim Coleman each had 7 points. New Jersey Tech just was never in the game on Tuesday.
Idaho State is 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 non-conference games, 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games, and 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 neutral site games. NJIT is 4-1 against the spread following a loss, 11-4 against the spread in their last 15 non-conference games, and 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 games.
NJIT has wins but I like Idaho State’s competition a lot better and if the line is anywhere reasonable Idaho State is the play.