UMBC vs NJIT Pick: Tuesday, February 2nd

UMBC vs NJIT Pick: Tuesday, February 2nd: These teams met on Sunday in a surprise 69-65 NJIT win. Six-foot-ten UMBC Senior Brandon Horvath went for 11 points and 11 boards in the loss. Horvath leads the team with 14.6 points per game and 8.5 rebounds. Guard RJ Eytle-Rock led the Retrievers with 16 points in the loss on Sunday. Etyle-Rock averages 13.1 points per game on the year. They are the only two players averaging double digits. UMBC averages 69.4 points per game, and don’t get much distribution with just 11.4 assists per game. They shoot 43.7% from the field, 70.7% from the foul line, and 43.7% from three.

Senior guard Zach Cooks went for 15 points in NJIT’s win. The 5’10 guard leads the team averaging 14.2 points per game. Backcourt mate Dylan O’Hearn averages 11.8, while 6’8 senior San Antonio Brinson has averaged 10.8 points per game, hitting 46.4% from behind the arc. NJIT average’s 66.9 points per game, and get just 9.6 assists per game. They shoot only 40.7% from the field, 33.3% from three-point land, and 68.4% from the foul line. Poor foul line shooting almost cost them in the first meeting with UMBC as they went just 9/18 from the line.

♦ Related: Maxwell Smart’s Tuesday College Basketball Picks


College Basketball Odds Spread
UMBC -2.5 (-110)
NJIT +2.5 (-110)
Total 138
Where/When NJIT Events Center, NJ, 2 PM ET

UMBC are 7-3 in their last ten games, having outscored their opponents by an average of 66.1 to 62.3 along the way. That average is lower than their season average of 69.4 points per game, which has them as the 233rd ranked offense in the country, possibly why they have gone ‘Under’ the betting total in 10 of their first 14 games this season. Meanwhile, NJIT are 5-5 in their last ten and have an average scoring margin of -2.1 points per game in that span. The Highlanders are even further off than UMBC is when it comes to offensive numbers, averaging just 66.9 points per game.

College Basketball Team ATS Record ATS Margin
UMBC 8-6 +2
NJIT 6-7 -1.5
College Basketball Picks-2-25-21