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Bryant vs Albany Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 8th Betting Odds

Bulldogs vs Great Danes Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Bryant Bulldogs at Albany Great Danes
  • Where: Albany at SEFCU Arena
  • Date: Wednesday, February 8th
  • Betting Odds: Bryant -8.5, BRYANT -400 | ALBNY +310 O/U 153.5

Bulldogs Preview:

The Bryant Bulldogs head into today’s game in what will be their 24th game of the season, posting a record of 15-8. So far, the Bulldogs have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 5-6. This season, Bryant has been favored to win in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 12-3. For today’s contest, Bryant has a betting line set -8.5 points in their favor.

Bryant’s leading scorer this season is Sherif Kenney, who is averaging 16.41 points per contest. So far, Kenney has accounted for 17.8% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.36 rebounds per game and 3.05 assists. Charles Pride is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 15.61 points per game. Between him and Pride, they are accounting for 35.5% of the team’s scoring.

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 23 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.

Great Danes Preview:

Through 25 games, the Albany Great Danes have an overall record of 6-19. Currently, the Great Danes have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 3-7. So far, the Great Danes have been the underdog 20 times, going 3-17 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +8.5 underdogs on the spread.

Albany will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Gerald Drumgoole who is averaging 15.2 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 51.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.72 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Albany Great Danes +8.5

Our analysis of the Albany Great Danes vs Bryant Bulldogs game indicates that Albany will cover the spread as +8.5 point underdogs. We think the line for this matchup is too high, giving Albany an opportunity to cover. Even if they are behind throughout the game, the Great Danes have a strong chance of keeping the final score closer than oddsmakers are anticipating. In these cases, the better team’s pace of play can play a significant role in covering such a large spread. However, since both teams have possession rates that are close to the NCAA average, Albany won’t have to play an unfamiliar style of basketball. Our model recommends betting on the Albany Great Danes at +8.5.