New Jersey Tech will take on Columbia in the CIT Semifinal tonight at 6:00PM ET in a game that should be closer than the spread suggests.
After opening as a 9.5-point favorite the Lions are now -9 to beat the Highlanders according to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv. Bettors have also seen some movement on the total, as the number opened at 145 before dropping to 144.
The Highlanders have won seven of their last 10 games and are 3-1 against the spread in their last four lined games. They're also 20-14 on the year, 8-8 on the road and have posted a 5-2 record against the spread in their seven lined contests.
On the other side, the Lions enter play with a 23-10 record overall and are an impressive 16-4 at home. They're 11-11 against the spread in lined games this year and are 5-4 ATS in their last 10 games, seven of which they won outright.
New Jersey Tech is a perfect 5-0 against the spread in its last five games versus a team with a winning record and is 5-0 ATS in its last five non-conference games as well. The Highlanders have covered in five of six coming into tonight's game and is a near-perfect 7-1 at the betting window in their last eight games coming off the win.
Take the points.
CIT SEMIFINAL FREE PICK: NEW JERSEY TECH HIGHLANDERS +9