NJIT vs. Quinnipiac - 3/18/19 CIT Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Quinnipiac at NJIT
Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:00 PM (Wellness and Events Center)
The Line: NJIT -5.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Quinnipiac Bobcats and NJIT Highlanders meet Monday in the first round of the college basketball CIT at the NJIT Wellness and Events Center.
The Quinnipiac Bobcats enter this tournament splitting their last eight games. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are averaging 73.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 72.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Cameron Young is averaging 23.3 points and five rebounds while Rich Kelly is averaging 13.3 points and 4.5 assists. Jacob Rigoni is the third double-digit scorer and Tyrese Williams is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The Quinnipiac Bobcats have won their last five road games.
The NJIT Highlanders enter this tournament splitting their last six games. The NJIT Highlanders are averaging 70 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Zach Cooks is averaging 17 points and 4.8 rebounds while Abdul Lewis is averaging 13 points and two assists. Diandre Wilson is the third double-digit scorer and Shyquan Gibbs is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The NJIT Highlanders are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The NJIT Highlanders are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game. The NJIT Highlanders have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Bobcats are 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss. The Highlanders are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Monday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games. The over is 5-2 in Highlanders last 7 non-conference games. The over is 9-4 in Bobcats last 13 overall.
The Quinnipiac Bobcats have had no trouble winning on the road this season and they enter this contest playing better basketball. The NJIT Highlanders have had defensive issues all of a sudden, which includes allowing 47.7 percent shooting in their last five games and losing those games by an average of 4.8 points. The Highlanders have also lost five of their last seven at home. I wouldn't be shocked if Quinnipiac won this game outright, so I'll take a shot with the points.