Albany (NY) Great Danes vs. NJIT Highlanders: 2/27/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 27, 2021

The NJIT Highlanders (7-11) are 5.5-point underdogs as they look to stop a three-game losing streak when they visit the Albany (NY) Great Danes (6-8) on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Chase Arena. The contest airs at 5:00 PM ET. The point total is 135.5 for the matchup.

Betting Information

Albany (NY) vs NJIT Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Albany (NY) -5.5 -105 -115 135.5 -110 -110 -227 185

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Total Facts

  • In six of 14 games (42.9%) this season, the Great Danes and their opponents have scored no less than this matchup’s over/under of 135.5 points.
  • NJIT has combined with its opponents to score more than 135.5 points in 10 of 18 opportunities (55.6%) this year.
  • The two teams average a combined 1.0 fewer point per game (134.5) than this matchup’s total of 135.5 points.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 137.7 points per game, 2.2 more than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The average over/under the Great Danes have had set in matchups this year is 0.7 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average total in Highlanders games this year is 0.4 more points than the point total of 135.5 for this outing.

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Albany (NY) Betting Information

  • The Great Danes have been solid against the spread this season, earning a 9-5 record.
  • When favored by at least 5.5 points, the Great Danes have fared well against the spread, putting together a 1-0 record.
  • Albany (NY) and its opponents have reached the total 7 times in 14 contests this season.

NJIT Betting Information

  • NJIT has a losing record against the spread, going 6-12 ATS (covering only 33.3% of the time).
  • When they are at least 5.5-point underdogs, the Highlanders have a record ATS of 0-5.
  • NJIT and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this season — 10 of 18 (55.6%).

Head to Head

Albany (NY) vs NJIT (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/17/2021 Albany (NY) -2 138 -134 +112 Regular Season 83-71 ALBANY
1/16/2021 Albany (NY) -2.5 134.5 -148 +120 Regular Season 83-75 ALBANY

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Albany (NY) Leaders

  • CJ Kelly leads the Great Danes in scoring, tallying 13.5 points per game to go with 3.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists.
  • Kellon Taylor leads the Great Danes in rebounding, averaging 6.0 per game, while Jamel Horton leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 2.6 in each contest.
  • Antonio Rizzuto contributes the bulk of the Great Danes’ three-point shooting production. He makes 2.6 threes per game to lead the squad.
  • Horton is the Great Danes leader in steals, averaging 1.1 steals per game, while Jarvis Doles leads them in blocks with 0.7 per contest.

NJIT Leaders

  • Zach Cooks sits at the top of the Highlanders scoring leaderboard with 16.6 points per game. He also collects 5.1 rebounds and racks up 1.5 assists per game.
  • Souleymane Diakite is at the top of the Highlanders rebounding leaderboard with 5.2 rebounds per game, and Antwuan Butler leads the squad in assists with 2.1 per contest.
  • Dylan O’Hearn leads the Highlanders in three-point shooting with an average of 1.6 made threes per game.
  • Cooks (2.3 steals per game) and Diakite (0.9 blocks per game) pace the Highlanders in steals and blocks, respectively.
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