NJIT Highlanders (1-0) at Binghamton Bearcats (0-1)
|Date & Time||Friday November 9, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Binghamton Bearcats -1.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5
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The NJIT Highlanders and the Binghamton Bearcats meet in college basketball action on Friday night.
The NJIT Highlanders will look to build on their solid opening performance after an 81-78 overtime win over Colgate last time out. Reilly Walsh led the Highlanders with 21 points on 6 of 9 shooting with 5 threes while Zach Cooks added 19 points on 7 of 12 shooting with 4 threes and San Antonio Brinson added 14 points with a pair of steals. Shyquan Gibbs contributed 10 points to round out the scoring in double figures for NJIT while Mohamed Bendary added a team-high 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the winning effort. As a team, NJIT is averaging 81 points on 47.3% shooting from the field, 52.4% from behind the 3-point line and 66.7% from the foul line following their opening game.
The Binghamton Bearcats will look to bounce back from their opening contest of the season, falling to Cornell by a final score of 86-75. Sam Sessoms led the Bearcats with 27 points on 12 of 20 shooting with 3 triples and a team-high 4 assists while Richard Caldwell added 12 points and J.C. Show added 11 points with 3 steals to round out the trio of double digit scorers for the Bearcats in the losing effort. Caleb Stewart added a team-high 9 rebounds and Chancellor Barnard added 3 blocks in the defeat for Binghamton. As a team, Binghamton is averaging 75 points on 47% shooting from the field, 29.2% from behind the arc and 35.3% from the foul line following their first game of the year.
NJIT is 14-5 ATS in their last 19 non-conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 road games. Binghamton is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games while the under is 27-6 in their last 27 games overall.
The Highlanders did a good job scraping out a win against Colgate, while Binghamton has their issues against Cornell. All in all, I trusted NJIT more before the line came out and after seeing Binghamton as a favorite, even at home, I think the wrong team is favored here, so I'll take the points with NJIT in a game I see the Highlanders winning outright.