NCAA hoops odds preview - Albany vs. Vermont
Albany Great Danes vs Vermont Catamounts Odds
The Albany Great Danes will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Catamounts in Vermont at Roy Patrick Gym on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Catamounts are 8-5 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs. the number. The Great Danes, meanwhile, are 12-3 and 1-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Vermont go 1-0 and the Great Danes go 0-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Catamounts - Great Danes odds would favor the Great Danes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Vermont is rated No. 264 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Albany is at No. 257. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-64 win for the Great Danes.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Vermont's No. 217-rated squad against Albany's No. 267-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Vermont rates No. 294 in the country with 4.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 88 nationally with 7.1 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Albany owns the country's No. 63-rated mark, allowing 63.4 points per game on the highway. Vermont, on the other hand, rates No. 337 in scoring at home.
Albany was a 65-48 winner in its last match at home against UMBC. Mike Black scored 17 points leading the Great Danes to a 65-48 victory over UMBC at SEFCU Arena on Wednesday.
Vermont was a 64-51 winner in their most recent outing on the road against New Hampshire. The Catamounts grabbed a 64-51 win over the Wildcats on Wednesday, behind a 15-point effort from Candon Rusin at Lundholm Gymnasium.
Albany at Binghamton, Monday, January 7
Vermont at Boston University, Tuesday, January 8