The NJIT Highlanders and Fairleigh Dickinson Knights meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Stratis Arena at the Rothman Center. The NJIT Highlanders look for their second win. The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights look to get back to a .500 record.
The NJIT Highlanders are averaging 60.7 points on 39.4 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Miles Coleman is averaging 16.4 points and 4.9 rebounds, while Souleymane Diakite is averaging 8.4 points and 2.3 assists. Kevin Osawe is dishing 0.6 assists and Raheim Sullivan is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The NJIT Highlanders are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 63.4 percent from the free throw line. The NJIT Highlanders are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.4 rebounds per game.
The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights are averaging 80.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 80.2 points on 49.1 percent shooting. Demetre Roberts is averaging 17.5 points and 3.1 rebounds, while Grant Singleton is averaging 15.7 points and 3 assists. Heru Bligen is the third double-digit scorer and Ansley Almonor is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game.
The Highlanders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Knights are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 9-4 in Highlanders last 13 overall. The under is 4-1 in Knights last 5 overall.
The NJIT Highlanders are just a bad team across the board that's losing by an average of 9.2 points and shooting under 40 percent from the field. This isn't a team you can back on the road. The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights have issues of their own, but they can fill it up offensively, and they do win at home by an average of 21.5 points while shooting 51 percent from the field. I'll lay the small number.