Check out our free Maine vs NJIT pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Newark. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Maine vs NJIT Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Black Bears vs Highlanders Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Maine Black Bears at NJIT Highlanders
- Where: Newark at NJIT Wellness and Events Center
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Maine -1, MAINE -118 | NJIT -104 O/U 134.5
Black Bears Preview:
Maine will take the floor against the Highlanders with an overall record of 10-14. So far, the Black Bears have played 13 games on the road, with a record of 4-9. This season, Maine has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 4-2. For today’s contest, Maine has a betting line set -1 points in their favor.
Maine will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Gedi Juozapaitis who is averaging 15.46 points per game for the Black Bears. Juozapaitis 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 Black Bears’ offensive game plan is the play of Kellen Tynes who has hit 48.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.92 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Maine this season, as they are currently ranked 433rd in college basketball at 62.4 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 Black Bears’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.1%, placing them 412th in the NCAA.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Maine, the NJIT Highlanders will be taking the floor for the 24th time this season and have an overall record of 6-17. Currently, the Highlanders have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 4-6. So far, the Highlanders have been the underdog 19 times, going 4-15 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.
NJIT’s leading scorer this season is Miles Coleman, who is averaging 14.53 points per contest. So far, Coleman has accounted for 16.09% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.06 rebounds per game and 2.18 assists. Kevin Osawe is the second leading scorer for the Highlanders, averaging 9.96 points per game. Between him and Osawe, they are accounting for 31.0% 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 +1
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Maine as the favorites with a line coming in at -1. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the NJIT Highlanders to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Maine at 6.86 made 3’s per game compared to NJIT at 6.41. Look for NJIT to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Black Bears.