UMBC vs. NJIT: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – February 29, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on February 28, 2024

The UMBC Retrievers (10-19, 5-9 America East) will meet the NJIT Highlanders (7-19, 3-11 America East) on Thursday at 7:00 PM ET at NJIT Wellness and Events Center. Dion Brown and Mekhi Gray will be among the players to watch for the Retrievers and Highlanders, respectively. The Retrievers are currently moderate 4-point favorites against the Highlanders. A 151-point total has been set for the matchup.

UMBC vs. NJIT Betting Lines

UMBC vs NJIT Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
UMBC -4 151 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick NJIT (+4)
Total Pick Under (151)

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UMBC vs. NJIT Stat Rankings

UMBC Avg. (Rank) NJIT Avg. (Rank)
78.6 (60th) Points Scored 67.7 (316th)
81.3 (356th) Points Allowed 73.9 (241st)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
8.1 (247th) Off. Rebounds 10.2 (68th)
8.2 (103rd) 3pt Made 7.2 (207th)
12.9 (196th) Assists 10.4 (342nd)
13.3 (336th) Turnovers 10.6 (116th)

UMBC vs. NJIT Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, the Retrievers are 15-12-0 this year.
  • UMBC is winless ATS (0-3) when playing as at least 4-point favorites this year.
  • The Retrievers have played 27 games this season, and 16 of them have gone over the total.
  • In 19 games this season, UMBC and its opponent have combined to score more than 151 points.
  • The total for this game is 151, 8.8 points fewer than the average total in Retrievers games thus far this season.
  • NJIT is 6-9-0 against the spread this year.
  • As 4-point underdogs or greater, the Highlanders are 5-7 against the spread.
  • Out of 27 UMBC’s games so far this year, 16 have gone over the total.
  • Highlanders games have gone over 151 points scored only twice this season.
  • NJIT’s games average 141.6 total points, 9.4 less than the total for this matchup.

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UMBC Impact Players

  • Brown leads the Retrievers with 19.0 points per game and 7.6 rebounds, while also putting up 2.4 assists.
  • Marcus Banks Jr. is putting up 15.0 points, 1.8 assists and 3.7 rebounds per contest.
  • Max Lorca-Lloyd puts up 6.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. At the other end, he posts 0.3 steals and 2.2 blocked shots.
  • Anthony Valentine is tops on his team in assists per game (2.6), and also averages 6.0 points and 3.5 rebounds. At the other end, he posts 0.9 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.
  • Khydarius Smith is posting 11.6 points, 0.5 assists and 3.8 rebounds per contest.

NJIT Impact Players

  • Gray gives the Highlanders 10.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest. He also delivers 1.1 steals and 0.7 blocked shots.
  • Elijah Buchanan is posting 12.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, making 37.5% of his shots from the field and 26.2% from beyond the arc, with 1.1 treys per contest.
  • Adam Hess gives the Highlanders 9.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. He also posts 0.8 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.
  • Levi Lewal leads the Highlanders in rebounding (5.8 per game), and produces 6.2 points and 0.1 assists. He also delivers 0.5 steals and 0.7 blocked shots.

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