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Albany vs New Hampshire Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 25th Betting Odds
Great Danes vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Albany Great Danes at New Hampshire Wildcats
- Where: Durham at Lundholm Gymnasium
- Date: Wednesday, January 25th
- Betting Odds: Albany +5.5, ALBNY +195 | NHAMP -246 O/U 131.5
Great Danes Preview:
Through 21 games, the Albany Great Danes have an overall record of 6-15. So far, the Great Danes have played 13 games on the road, with a record of 3-10. For the season, Albany has been the underdog in 16 games, sitting with a mark of 3-13. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Great Danes being +5.5 point underdogs.
Albany will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Gerald Drumgoole who is averaging 14.71 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 51.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.0 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.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Albany, the New Hampshire Wildcats will be taking the floor for the 19th time this season and have an overall record of 8-10. Currently, the Wildcats have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 5-3. The Wildcats’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5.5 points in their favor. For the season, New Hampshire has been favored to win in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 1-2.
Clarence O. Daniels II comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 15.33 points per contest. Not only has II been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is New Hampshire’s top rebounder at 10.44 boards per contest. Behind II, the team has benefited from the strong play of Nick Johnson, who is second on the team in scoring at 13.54 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.7% of his shots and is adding 5.15 boards per game.
Coming into today’s game, New Hampshire will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Wildcats are ranked 278th at 68.8 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 418th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, New Hampshire is close to the NCAA average at 36.8%.
Free Spread Prediction: Albany Great Danes +5.5
After boiling down all the statistics and trends, it is clear why the oddsmakers have placed the New Hampshire Wildcats as the favorites to win. Not only do the Albany Great Danes have a mediocre record vs the spread at away of late 5-5, but New Hampshire also has the statistical edge in 3-pointers made per game and overall field goal percentage. Yet, our model shows that the current odds of -5.5 points in favor of the Wildcats is too high and there is good value on grabbing Albany vs the spread. While most bettors will likely be piling on the New Hampshire Wildcats as the favorite, we full good about taking the oppsite side and grabbing Albany taking the points.
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