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Albany vs NJIT Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Great Danes vs Highlanders Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Albany Great Danes at NJIT Highlanders
- Where: Newark at NJIT Wellness and Events Center
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: Albany +3, ALBNY +130 | NJIT -159 O/U 136.5
Great Danes Preview:
The Albany Great Danes head into today’s game in what will be their 20th game of the season, posting a record of 6-13. So far, the Great Danes have played 12 games on the road, with a record of 3-9. For the season, Albany has been the underdog in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 3-12. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Great Danes being +3 point underdogs.
Albany will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Gerald Drumgoole who is averaging 14.53 points per game for the Great Danes. Drumgoole is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Great Danes’ offensive game plan is the play of Jonathan Beagle who has hit 51.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.79 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Albany this season, as they are currently ranked 438th in college basketball at 61.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Great Danes’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.3%, placing them 351st in the NCAA.
Through 16 games, the NJIT Highlanders have an overall record of 4-12. Currently, the Highlanders have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 2-5. The Highlanders’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3 points in their favor. For the season, NJIT has been favored to win in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 0-2.
NJIT’s leading scorer this season is Miles Coleman, who is averaging 15.0 points per contest. So far, Coleman has accounted for 21.29% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.33 rebounds per game and 2.13 assists. Kevin Osawe is the second leading scorer for the Highlanders, averaging 9.44 points per game. Between him and Osawe, they are accounting for 35.6% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for NJIT this season, as they are currently ranked 428th in college basketball at 63.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Highlanders’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.7%, placing them 335th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: NJIT Highlanders -3
For this matchup, our college basketball betting model points to their being value in taking the NJIT on the spread as -3 point favorites over the Albany Great Danes. Not only do we see the team continuing to perform well vs the spread at home, as the school is 6-4 vs the spread (last 10), they are due to shut down a Albany unit that struggles with their outside shooting. Look for a good defensive effort to be the key reason that the Highlanders take care of business and cover as -3 point favorites.
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