NJIT Highlanders vs. Maine Black Bears January 9, 2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

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The Maine Black Bears (0-3) are big, 12-point underdogs as they attempt to break a three-game losing streak when they visit the NJIT Highlanders (2-2) on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at NJIT Wellness and Events Center. The game airs at 2:00 PM ET. The over/under in the matchup is set at 128.

Betting Information

NJIT vs Maine Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
NJIT -12 -110 -110 128 -114 -108 -1000 600

Computer Picks

Computer picks for NJIT vs Maine
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Maine (+12) Over (128) NJIT 68 Maine 67

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Total Facts

  • In four of four games (100%) this season, the Highlanders and their opponents have totaled at least this matchup’s over/under of 128 points.
  • Maine has played in one games this season (out of three total matchups — 33.3% of chances) where they combined with their opponents to score more than 128 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 2.2 fewer points per game (125.8) than this game’s total of 128 points.
  • The Highlanders and the Black Bears have seen their opponents average a combined 10.5 more points per game than the point total of 128 set for this game.
  • The average point total for Highlanders games this year is 10.2 more points than the over/under of 128 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Black Bears this year is two points lower than this game’s over/under.

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NJIT Betting Information

  • The Highlanders have struggled a bit against the spread this season, putting up a 1-3 record.
  • Highlanders games have played to the total or above 2 times in 4 games this season.

Maine Betting Information

  • Maine has covered the spread in greater than half of its games, going 2-1 ATS.
  • In most of Black Bears games this year, the teams have not hit the over (1 out of 3 games, 33.3%).

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NJIT Leaders

  • Zach Cooks leads the Highlanders in scoring, tallying 16.2 points per game to go with 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists.
  • Souleymane Diakite leads NJIT in rebounding, averaging 7.3 per game, while Antwuan Butler leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 2.7 in each contest.
  • Dylan O’Hearn leads his teammates on the Highlanders with 1.8 made threes per outing.
  • Cooks and Diakite lead the Highlanders on the defensive end, with Cooks leading the team in steals averaging 2.0 per game and Diakite in blocks averaging 1.0 per contest.

Maine Leaders

  • LeChaun DuHart is the top scorer for the Black Bears with 11.2 points per game. He also adds 2.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game to his stats.
  • Maine’s leader in rebounds is Stephane Ingo with 9.2 per game, and its leader in assists is Adefolarin Adetogun with 2.0 per game.
  • DuHart contributes the most three-point shooting production for the Black Bears. He knocks down 2.2 threes per game.
  • Ja’Shonte Wright-McLeish (1.0 steal per game) and Ingo (2.4 blocks per game) pace the Black Bears in steals and blocks, respectively.
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