Check out our free Albany vs Providence pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Providence. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Albany vs Providence Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 10th Betting Odds
Great Danes vs Friars Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Albany Great Danes at Providence Friars
- Where: Providence at Amica Mutual Pavilion
- Date: Saturday, December 10th
- Betting Odds: Albany +20, ALBNY +1400 | PROV -3500 O/U 140.0
Great Danes Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Providence, the Albany Great Danes will be taking the floor for the 11th time this season and have an overall record of 3-7. So far, the Great Danes have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 2-4. For the season, Albany has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 1-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Great Danes being +20 point underdogs.
Albany will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Gerald Drumgoole who is averaging 13.9 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 gameplan is the play of Jonathan Beagle who has hit 51.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.6 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 that 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.
The Providence Friars will be looking to pick up their 11th win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. Currently, the Friars have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 6-1. The Friars’ are sitting with a betting line that is -20 points in their favor. For the season, Providence has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 7-0.
Bryce Hopkins comes into today’s game as the Friars’ leading scorer at 15.3 points per contest. Not only has Hopkins been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Providence’s top rebounder at 8.8 boards per contest. Behind Hopkins, the team has benefited from the strong play of Ed Croswell who is second on the team in scoring at 11.2 points per game. Overall, he has hit 62.7% of his shots and is adding 6.6 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Providence this season, as they are currently ranked 179th in college basketball at 71.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Friars’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.3%, placing them 225th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Providence Friars -20
When it comes to getting a bet down for this game, our model points to Providence coming away with both a straight up and ATS win over Albany as -20 point favorites. Providence should feel comfortable with the pace of this game, as Albany also prefers to slow the game down. In addition, we like how the Friars’ have been peforming well when favored to win, as they have made bettors money of late. In Providence’s previous 5 games as the favorite, they are 3-2 vs the spread. We will be riding that trend and cashing in on the Providence Friars to win and cover vs Albany.