Vermont vs NJIT College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/27/20

Vermont vs NJIT College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/27/20 Photo by Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

NJIT Highlanders (1-1) at Vermont Catamounts (1-1)

College Basketball: Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 3:00 pm (Roy L Patrick Gymnasium)

The Line: Vermont Catamounts -11 -- Over/Under: 133 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The NJIT Highlanders and Vermont Catamounts meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Patrick Gymnasium.

The NJIT Highlanders look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The NJIT Highlanders are averaging 70.5 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 38.1 percent shooting. Zach Cooks is averaging 17.5 points and 5.5 rebounds while Dylan O’Hearn is averaging 15 points and 0.5 assists. Souleyman Diakite is dishing two assists and Antwuan Butler is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The NJIT Highlanders are shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The NJIT Highlanders are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28 rebounds per game.

The Vermont Catamounts look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Vermont Catamounts are averaging 63.5 points on 38.1 percent shooting and allowing 63 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Stef Smith is averaging 14 points and 3.5 rebounds while Ben Shungu is averaging 12.5 points and one assist. Justin Mazzulla is the third double-digit scorer and Bailey Patella is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Vermont Catamounts are shooting 23.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Vermont Catamounts are allowing 43.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29 rebounds per game.

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The Highlanders are 0-2-2 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games. The Catamounts are 2-12-2 ATS in their last 16 Sunday games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 9-4 in Highlanders last 13 games following a ATS win. The under is 5-1 in Catamounts last 6 Sunday games.

Neither of these teams have a large enough sample size to go off of up to this point, but it's fair to say the NJIT Highlanders have been the more impressive team schedule wise, which includes competing against Temple. The Vermont Catamounts split two games against a bad UMass Lowell squad and their offense just hasn't gotten going yet. Vermont also hasn't had much success against the number lately. If forced to pick, give me NJIT and the points.

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Randy’s Pick NJIT Highlanders +11

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