Albany Great Danes vs Hartford Hawks Odds
The visiting Albany Great Danes hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Reich Family Pavilion against the Hartford Hawks.
Supporters of the Great Danes have watched them go 15-4 and 1-1 ATS on the year, while the Hawks are at 10-8 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Hawks are 0-0, while the Great Danes have a 0-0 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 292-ranked Hawks and the No. 237-rated Great Danes in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 68-62 win for the Great Danes on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Hartford's No. 294 nationally ranked offense (61.9 points per game) against a Great Danes defense that sits as the No. 83 at 61.9 PPG. The Hawks have been averaging 41.1% from the field, less than the Great Danes have managed so far this season (44% on average).
Defensively, Albany features the nation's No. 59-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.5 points per game. Hartford, meanwhile, comes in at No. 317 nationally in scoring at home.
Albany was a 68-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against New Hampshire. The Great Danes grabbed a 68-62 win over the Wildcats on Wednesday, behind a 22-point effort from Mike Black at Lundholm Gymnasium.
Last time out for Hartford, they were a 70-57 loser as they battled UMBC on the road. Hartford suffered a 70-57 loss against UMBC on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Mark Nwakamma in a losing effort at RAC Arena.
Albany home to Boston University, Wednesday, January 23
Hartford at New Hampshire, Thursday, January 24