America East Tournament - Albany Great Danes home to Maine Black Bears in NCAA Basketball betting action
Maine Black Bears vs Albany Great Danes Odds
The Albany Great Danes will hit the floor running against the visiting Maine Black Bears Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
This game is part of the America East Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings.
The Great Danes bring a 21-10 record (2-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-18 Black Bears, who are 0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Albany go 0-1 so far and the Black Bears go 1-0.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Great Danes as 12.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 185 (Great Danes) and the No. 209 (Black Bears) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 70-62 result in favor of the Great Danes has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Albany's No. 231 nationally ranked offense (65.4 points per game) against a Black Bears defense that sits as the No. 267 at 70.4 PPG. The Great Danes have been averaging 44% from the field, more than the Black Bears have managed so far this season (43.3% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Maine owns the country's No. 312-rated mark, allowing 76.1 points per game on the highway. Albany, on the other hand, rates No. 280 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Maine was a 79-74 loser on the road against New Hampshire. Justin Edwards scored 29 points for Maine on Sunday, but the Wildcats managed a 79-74 victory over the Black Bears at Lundholm Gymnasium.
In their last action, Albany was a 75-70 loser on the road against Stony Brook. Albany suffered a 75-70 loss against Stony Brook on Sunday, getting 17 points from Jacob Iati in a losing effort at Stony Brook Sports Complex.