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UMBC vs Albany Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 15th Betting Odds

Retrievers vs Great Danes Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: UMBC Retrievers at Albany Great Danes
  • Where: Albany at SEFCU Arena
  • Date: Wednesday, February 15th
  • Betting Odds: UMBC -7, UMBC -316 | ALBNY +245 O/U 146.0

Retrievers Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Albany, the UMBC Retrievers will be taking the floor for the 28th time this season and have an overall record of 17-10. On the road, the Retrievers will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 4-8. So far, the Retrievers have been favored 15 times, going 13-2 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have UMBC as -7 point favorites.

UMBC’s leading scorer this season is Colton Lawrence, who is averaging 12.44 points per contest. So far, Lawrence has accounted for 16.53% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.44 rebounds per game and 1.7 assists. Jacob Boonyasith is the second leading scorer for the Retrievers, averaging 11.3 points per game. Between him and Boonyasith, they are accounting for 31.5% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, UMBC comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 416th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Retrievers’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.7 points per game. So far, 42.47% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 37.8%.

Great Danes Preview:

Albany will take the floor against the Retrievers with an overall record of 6-21. Currently, the Great Danes have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 3-8. So far, the Great Danes have been the underdog 22 times, going 3-19 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7 underdogs on the spread.

Albany will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Gerald Drumgoole who is averaging 15.44 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 50.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.89 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: UMBC Retrievers -7

According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the Albany Great Danes and UMBC Retrievers is to get money down on the UMBC to win an cover as -7 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the road team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 9.19 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the UMBC Retrievers at -7.