NJIT at Maine - 2/20/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

NJIT at Maine - 2/20/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Maine Black Bears (5-20) vs NJIT Highlanders (11-13)

Game Info: Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm (Memorial Gym(Maine))

Betting Odds: Maine Black Bears +1.5 -- Over/Under: 127 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The NJIT Highlanders will travel to play the Maine Black Bears in an American East Conference game on Sunday.

The NJIT Highlanders are 11-13 (6-8) this season and have won three of their last four games. NJIT is coming off of a win against UMass Lowell by a score of 59-55. NJIT only shot 35.6% from the field, but was +12 in rebounding margin in the win. Matt Faw led the Highlanders with 13 points and 9 rebounds in the game. NJIT is averaging 63.4 points per game and is giving up 67.3 points per game against, while also averaging 35.8 rebounds per game and 10.2 assists per game. Miles Coleman is averaging 15 points per game and 6 rebounds per game, while Dylan O’Hearn is averaging 12.6 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game for the Highlanders. NJIT is shooting 40.8% on field goals, 65.7% on free throws, and 32.4% on three pointers.

The Maine Black Bears are 5-20 (2-12) this season and have lost seven of their last eight games. Maine lost to Hartford by a score of 76-65 in their last game. Maine shot 45% from the field and 26.1% from three-point range in the loss. Maks Klanjscek led the Black Bears with 11 points and 3 rebounds in the game. Maine is averaging 61.7 points per game and is giving up 70.5 points per game against, while also averaging 31.3 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game. Vukasin Masic is averaging 9.8 points per game and 3.2 assists per game, while Maks Klanjscek is averaging 9.8 points per game and 1.4 assists per game for the Black Bears. Maine is shooting 41.1% on field goals, 70.6% on free throws, and 31.4% on three pointers.

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NJIT is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games and 3-10-2 ATS in their last 15 Sunday games. The under is 4-0 in NJIT’s last 4 games. Maine is 3-11-1 ATS in their last 15 Sunday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The over is 12-3 in Maine’s last 15 games.

Maine comes into this game in dead last in the conference standings, while NJIT is sitting in eighth place. Maine has been bad all year on both ends of the court, but does have a higher shooting percentage than NJIT. I like NJIT on the road here.

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