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N.J.I.T. vs. Florida Gulf Coast - 1/30/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Florida Gulf Coast at N.J.I.T.
Date & Time Wednesday January 30, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
NJIT Wellness and Events Center
Newark, New Jersey
The Line
The Line: N.J.I.T. -8 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles and NJIT Highlanders meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the NJIT Wellness and Events Center.

The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles look for a victory after splitting their last six games. The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are averaging 71.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 78 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Schadrac Casimir is averaging 14.2 points and 1.9 assists while Haanif Cheatham is averaging 13.2 points and 4.8 rebounds. Christian Carlyle is dishing 2.3 assists and Dinero Mercurius is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game. The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles have lost seven of their last 10 road games.

The NJIT Highlanders look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The NJIT Highlanders are averaging 71.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Zach Cooks is averaging 18.7 points and 2.1 assists while Abdul Lewis is averaging 12.4 points and 9.9 rebounds. Diandre Wilson is the third double-digit scorer and Shyquan Gibbs is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The NJIT Highlanders are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The NJIT Highlanders are allowing 29.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The NJIT Highlanders have won eight of their last 10 home games.

The Eagles are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games, 22-8 ATS in their last 30 vs. Atlantic Sun and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Highlanders are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Atlantic Sun and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games. The under is 5-2 in Highlanders last 7 overall. The under is 6-1 in Eagles last 7 road games.

The NJIT Highlanders have played their best ball by far at home this season and are a decent 12-8-1 ATS overall. The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are losing by an average of almost six points per game on the road this season and are having real issues scoring as of late. Florida Gulf Coast is 7-12 ATS on the season and nine of those failed covers have come on the road. I'll side with the hot Highlanders at home and the somewhat reasonable number.

Pick:
N.J.I.T. -8

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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