UMBC Retrievers visit Albany Great Danes in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
UMBC Retrievers vs Albany Great Danes Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for UMBC when they take on the Albany Great Danes on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.
This season, the Great Danes are 11-3 overall and 1-1 ATS ATS, while the Retrievers are 2-11 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Albany boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and UMBC is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 317-rated UMBC taking on the No. 257-rated Great Danes in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 71-59 win for the Great Danes on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Albany's No. 202-ranked scoring average of 66.8 PPG, against a Retrievers defense rated No. 309 and allowing 74 PPG. The Great Danes FG% has averaged 44.2% to date this season, more than the Retrievers shooters have managed so far (41% per game).
Defensively, UMBC features the nation's No. 269-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.6 points per game. Albany, meanwhile, comes in at No. 289 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, UMBC was a 58-55 loser on the road against Mount St. Mary's. UMBC suffered a 58-55 loss against Mount St. Mary's on Saturday, getting 12 points from Ryan Cook in a losing effort at Knott Arena.
Albany won its last outing, a 57-50 result against Brown on December 31. Jacob Iati scored 16 points leading the Great Danes to a 57-50 victory over Brown at SEFCU Arena on Monday.
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