Maine Black Bears (1-5) at NJIT Highlanders (4-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Wellness and Events Center)
The Line: NJIT Highlanders -10 -- Over/Under: 126 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Maine Black Bears and NJIT Highlanders meet Sunday in college basketball action at the NJIT Wellness and Events Center.
The Maine Black Bears need a win here to rebound from a 1-5 record. The Maine Black Bears are averaging 57.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 64.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting. LeChaun DuHart is averaging 11.2 points and 1.8 assists while Stephane Ingo is averaging 11 points and 9.2 rebounds. Mykhailo Yagodin is grabbing one rebound and Vilgot Larsson is dishing 1.4 assists. The Hartford Hawks are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 54.5 percent from the free throw line. The Maine Black Bears are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game.
The NJIT Highlanders look to stay hot after winning four of their last six games. The NJIT Highlanders are averaging 72.2 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 75.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Zach Cooks is averaging 16.2 points and 5.2 rebounds while Dylan O’Hearn is averaging 15.2 points and one assist. San Antonio Brinson is the third double-digit scorer and Souleyman Diakite is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The NJIT Highlanders are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The NJIT Highlanders are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.7 rebounds per game.
The Black Bears are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Highlanders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 6-1 in Black Bears last 7 overall. The under is 7-3 in Highlanders last 10 home games.
The NJIT Highlanders are the better team here, but the Maine Black Bears have had the better track record against the spread, and they hung around in yesterdays contest. You'd think this game would be even more competitive with these clubs playing each other twice in as many days. I'll take a shot with the Maine Black Bears and the boatload of points.