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Villanova vs. NJIT - 12/23/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

NJIT Highlanders (5-7) at Villanova Wildcats (11-0)

College Basketball: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Villanova Pavilion)

The Line: Villanova Wildcats -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FOX Sports 1

The N.J.I.T. Highlanders and Villanova Wildcats meet Tuesday at The Pavilion.

The N.J.I.T. Highlanders have split their last eight games and will play their 10th true road game. On the season, N.J.I.T. is averaging 67 points on 43.7 percent shooting and is allowing 71.5 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Damon Lynn is averaging 17.5 points and 3.3 assists while Ky Howard is averaging 13.2 points and 6.4 rebounds. Winfield Willis is the third player averaging double-digit points and Daquan Holiday is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The N.J.I.T. Highlanders isn’t a deep team at all but does shoot a solid 65.3 percent from the free throw line and 36.8 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, N.J.I.T. is forcing 11.9 turnovers per game and allowing teams to shoot 36.2 percent from deep. Although New Jersey Tech already has a win over Michigan and has played St. John’s, this is the biggest game of the season for the Highlanders.

Villanova vs. NJIT - 12/23/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Villanova Wildcats are still undefeated and seem to be the team to beat in the Big East. On the season, Villanova is averaging 76.6 points on 47.5 percent shooting and is allowing 58.5 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Dylan Ennis is averaging 11.3 points and 3.1 assists while Josh Hart is averaging 11.1 points and 5.5 rebounds. Daniel Ochefu is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and JayVaughn Pinkston is shooting 41.6 percent from the field. The Villanova Wildcats are a great offensive team with four double-digit scorers while they’re shooting 73.1 percent from the line and 35 percent from deep as a team. Defensively, Villanova is forcing 16.1 turnovers per game and allowing teams to shoot 27.3 percent shooting from downtown. Darrun Hilliard is questionable for this game with a concussion.

The Highlanders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Wildcats are 21-7 ATS in their last 28 home games and 46-20 ATS in their last 66 games overall. 

With the injury to Hilliard, there's no line just yet. Please check back later for your free pick. 

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