Thursday's contest that pits the American Eagles (1-2) versus the NJIT Highlanders (0-2) at Bender Arena has a good chance to be a lopsided matchup based on our computer prediction, which projects a final score of 81-60 in favor of American, who is heavily favored by our model. Game time is at 7:00 PM ET on November 16.

According to our computer prediction, American should cover the spread, which is listed at 11. The two sides are projected to eclipse the 137 total.

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American vs. NJIT Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • Where: Washington D.C.
  • Venue: Bender Arena
  • Line: American -11
  • Point Total: 137
  • Moneyline (To Win): American -683, NJIT +475

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American vs. NJIT Score Prediction

  • Prediction: American 81, NJIT 60

Spread & Total Prediction for American vs. NJIT

  • Pick ATS: American (-11)
  • Pick OU: Over (137)

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American Performance Insights

  • Offensively, American was the 326th-ranked squad in the nation (65.4 points per game) last season. Defensively, it was 55th (65.9 points conceded per game).
  • The Eagles were the 19th-worst squad in the country in rebounds per game (28.2) but sixth-best in rebounds conceded (26.6) last season.
  • With 13.6 assists per game last year, American was 136th in the country.
  • Beyond the arc, the Eagles were 285th in the country in 3-pointers made per game (6.4) last season. They were 156th in 3-point percentage at 34.6%.
  • American was 128th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (6.8 per game) and third-worst in 3-point percentage defensively (38.5%) last season.
  • The Eagles attempted 63.9% of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 36.1% from beyond it last season. In terms of makes, 74% of the Eagles' baskets were 2-pointers, and 26% were 3-pointers.

NJIT Performance Insights

  • Last year NJIT averaged 66.9 points per game (300th-ranked in college basketball) and allowed 72.7 points per contest (259th-ranked).
  • The Highlanders ranked 201st in college basketball with 31.4 rebounds per contest, but they allowed 34.6 rebounds per game, which ranked 15th-worst in college basketball.
  • Last year NJIT ranked 319th in college basketball in assists, delivering 11.2 per game.
  • The Highlanders ranked 40th in the country at 10.4 turnovers per contest, but they forced 9.7 turnovers per game, which ranked 19th-worst in college basketball.
  • With 6.5 treys per game, the Highlanders ranked 274th in the nation. They sported a 34.9% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranked 138th in college basketball.
  • NJIT ceded 7.7 threes per game (240th-ranked in college basketball). It allowed opposing teams to shoot 33.6% (169th-ranked) from downtown.
  • Last year NJIT took 67.6% two-pointers, accounting for 73.7% of the team's baskets. It shot 32.4% threes (26.3% of the team's baskets).

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