College Basketball Matchup - Colgate Red Raiders Albany Great Danes Odds Preview
Albany Great Danes vs Colgate Red Raiders Odds
The Colgate Red Raiders will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Albany Great Danes at Cotterell Court on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
The Red Raiders sit at 3-6 (1-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Great Danes are currently 7-2 (1-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Colgate is 1-0 OU, and Albany is 0-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Red Raiders, most recently No. 205 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Great Danes, who rate No. 217 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-61 victory for the Great Danes.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Colgate's No. 148-rated squad against Albany's No. 304-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Colgate rates No. 11 in the country with 9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 83 nationally with 7.3 per match.
Defensively, Albany features the nation's No. 84-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.4 points per game. Colgate, meanwhile, comes in at No. 158 nationally in scoring at home.
Albany was a 77-73 winner in its last match at home against St. Francis NY. Albany got 21 points from Mike Black en route to a 77-73 victory over St. Francis NY on Wednesday at SEFCU Arena.
Colgate was a 67-56 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Quinnipiac. Mitch Rolls scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Red Raiders to a win (they lost 67-56 to Quinnipiac at TD Bank Sports Center on Wednesday).
Albany home to South Carolina State, Wednesday, December 12
Colgate at Providence, Tuesday, December 18