Vermont vs NJIT Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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The No. 8 seed NJIT Highlanders (7-22, 4-12 America East) play in the America East Tournament against the No. 1 seed Vermont Catamounts (20-10, 14-2 America East) on Saturday at Roy L. Patrick Gymnasium, starting at 7:00 PM.

The Catamounts are currently mammoth 18-point favorites against the Highlanders. A 138-point over/under is set for the matchup.

Vermont vs. NJIT Odds

Point Spread for Vermont vs. NJIT

The spread for this matchup is set at 18 points, with sportsbooks listing Vermont as the favorite.

Vermont vs. NJIT Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Vermont has -2857 odds to pick up the win, while NJIT is listed at +1413 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 138 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Burlington, Vermont
  • Arena: Roy L. Patrick Gymnasium

Vermont vs. NJIT Betting Trends

Vermont is 16-12-1 against the spread this season. The Catamounts have been chosen as favorites in 22 games this year and have walked away with the win 18 times (81.8%) in those games. Vermont’s games this year have gone over the total in 17 out of 28 opportunities (60.7%).

In NJIT’s 28 games this season, it has 14 wins against the spread. The Highlanders have been the moneyline underdog 25 total times this season. They’ve finished 5-20 in those games. NJIT has hit the over 64.3% of the time this season (18 of 28 games with a set point total).

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Vermont vs. NJIT Key Players to Watch


Robin Duncan is tops on his squad in both rebounds (7.2) and assists (4.4) per contest, and also averages 8 points. Defensively, he delivers 0.9 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Finn Sullivan is posting 12.4 points, 2.3 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game. Dylan Penn averages a team-leading 12.5 points per game. He is also posting 3 rebounds and 2.2 assists, shooting 51.8% from the field. Aaron Deloney puts up 11.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest, shooting 43.7% from the floor and 40.4% from downtown with 1.9 made 3-pointers per contest.


Kevin Osawe is posting a team-high 8.9 rebounds per game. And he is contributing 11.2 points and 0.8 assists, making 47% of his shots from the floor. Raheim Sullivan is the Highlanders’ top assist man (2.9 per game), and he contributes 7.8 points and 3.2 rebounds. Mekhi Gray is averaging 7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest, making 43.7% of his shots from the field. Adam Hess tops the Highlanders in scoring (11.3 points per game), and puts up 2.2 rebounds and 0.9 assists. He also averages 0.7 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Vermont Catamounts

A total of 10 out of Vermont’s 16 America East games this season have gone over the point total. This year, the Catamounts are posting 72.5 points per game (162nd-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 67.5 points per contest (101st-ranked). Vermont ranks 315th in college basketball with 28.9 rebounds per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 131st with 30.3 rebounds allowed per game.

At home, the Catamounts are posting 11.3 more points per game (80.5) than they are in road games (69.2). Vermont is draining 8.6 treys per game (56th-ranked in college basketball). It owns a 35.9% shooting percentage (81st-ranked) from beyond the arc. The Catamounts are allowing 7.1 treys per game (165th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 35.4% (279th-ranked) from downtown.

The Catamounts are 6-3-1 against the spread and 10-0 overall over their last 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Vermont has hit the over seven times. In its last 10 games, Vermont has been putting up 80 points per game, an average that’s significantly higher than the 72.5 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Vermont has been a little improved on the defensive end of the floor recently, giving up 66.5 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 67.5 it has surrendered per game this season.

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What you need to know about the NJIT Highlanders

NJIT has put together a 9-6-1 record against the spread in conference games this year. The Highlanders put up 67.3 points per game and give up 72.3, ranking them 294th in the country offensively and 247th on defense. NJIT is 183rd in the nation in rebounds per game (31.6) and 15th-worst in rebounds conceded (34.6).

The Highlanders average 67.8 points per game at home, and 66.8 away. Beyond the arc, NJIT is 276th in college basketball in 3-pointers made per game (6.5). It is 161st in 3-point percentage at 34.7%. In 2022-23, the Highlanders are 228th in the country in 3-pointers conceded (7.6 per game) and 132nd in defensive 3-point percentage (33.1%).

The Highlanders have a 6-4 record against the spread while going 2-8 overall in their last 10 games. In its past 10 games, NJIT has gone over the total six times. In its last 10 games, NJIT is scoring 67.6 points per game, 0.3 more than its season average (67.3). In their past 10 games, the Highlanders are surrendering 73.9 points per game, 1.6 more points than their season average (72.3).

Vermont vs. NJIT Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Vermont, and we expect that Vermont will cover the spread (Vermont -18). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 138 points.

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How to bet Vermont vs. NJIT

You can bet on Vermont vs. NJIT at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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