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Albany vs Bryant Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 11th Betting Odds
Great Danes vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Albany Great Danes at Bryant Bulldogs
- Where: Smithfield at Chace Athletic Center
- Date: Wednesday, January 11th
- Betting Odds: Albany +11, ALBNY +450 | BRYANT -625 O/U 153.5
Great Danes Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Bryant, the Albany Great Danes will be taking the floor for the 19th time this season and have an overall record of 6-12. So far, the Great Danes have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 3-8. For the season, Albany has been the underdog in 14 games, sitting with a mark of 3-11. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Great Danes being +11 point underdogs.
Albany will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Gerald Drumgoole who is averaging 15.0 points per game for the Great Danes. Drumgoole is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Great Danes’ offensive game plan is the play of Jonathan Beagle who has hit 50.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.28 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Albany this season, as they are currently ranked 438th in college basketball at 61.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Great Danes’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.3%, placing them 351st in the NCAA.
Through 16 games, the Bryant Bulldogs have an overall record of 10-6. So far this season, Bryant has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Bulldogs as the -11 point favorites. The Bulldogs have been favored 9 times, going 7-2 straight up.
Bryant will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Sherif Kenney who is averaging 16.81 points per game for the Bulldogs. Kenney is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bulldogs’ offensive game plan is the play of Charles Pride who has hit 41.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.25 points per game.
Bryant comes into today’s matchup vs Albany, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 77.9 points per game. Through 16 games, they have hit 43.7% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Bulldogs have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 257th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Bryant Bulldogs -11
If you’re deciding whether to down a bet vs the spread in this matchup, we recommend taking the Albany Great Danes to cover as +11 point underdogs. One thing that often causes problems for team’s who are heavy underdogs is when they are matched up against a team that can dictate the pace of play. However, both Albany and Bryant come into today’s game near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Given that style of place won’t be an issue for the Great Danes and the fact that they have 5-0 vs the spread in their last 5 games as underdogs, we like them to cover the spread on their away floor.