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Albany Great Danes vs Maine Black Bears Betting Preview

Maine Black BearsAlbany Great Danes
Jan 14, 7:00 PM | SEFCU Arena

Maine Black Bears vs Albany Great Danes Odds

8-6TEAM RECORD11-7

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Albany Great Danes try to run the Black Bears off the court at SEFCU Arena in college hoops action.

The Great Danes bring a 11-7 record (2-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-6 Black Bears, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Albany go 2-2 so far and the Black Bears go 0-0.

View Maine vs Albany Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Great Danes - Black Bears odds would favor the Black Bears if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Albany is rated No. 291 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Maine is at No. 208. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 78-77 win for the Black Bears.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Albany's No. 64 nationally ranked offense (74.6 points per game) against a Black Bears defense that sits as the No. 253 at 70.1 PPG. The Great Danes have been averaging 45.4% from the field, less than the Black Bears have managed so far this season (48% on average).

Defensively, Maine features the nation's No. 275-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.8 points per game. Albany, meanwhile, comes in at No. 36 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Maine was a 77-68 loser at home against Boston University. Maine got 17 points from Gerald McLemore but lost anyway, 77-68, to Boston University on Wednesday at Harold Alfond Sports Arena.

Albany was an 86-63 winner in its last match at home against New Hampshire. Albany cruised to victory on Wednesday, running New Hampshire out of the gym and running up an 86-63 score at SEFCU Arena.

Next up:
Maine at Vermont, Monday, January 16
Albany at Boston University, Monday, January 16

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