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Albany Great Danes vs Rider Broncs Preview

Rider BroncsAlbany Great Danes
Feb 18, 7:00 PM | SEFCU Arena

Rider Broncs vs Albany Great Danes Odds

11-17TEAM RECORD16-13

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Albany vs Rider battle Saturday at SEFCU Arena as the Great Danes look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Albany battles the Broncs, currently sitting with a 11-17 mark (11-11-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-2 for the Great Danes and 14-8-1 for the Broncs.

View Rider vs Albany Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 274-ranked Great Danes and the No. 242-rated Broncs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-69 win for the Great Danes on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Albany has the nation's No. 71-rated offensive output, at 72.8 PPG. The visiting Broncs defense ranks No. 327 allowing on average 75.4 PPG. The Great Danes FG% has averaged 44.8% so far, less than the Broncs marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.

Defensively, Rider features the nation's No. 309-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.6 points per game. Albany, meanwhile, comes in at No. 53 nationally in scoring at home.

Rider lost its last outing, a 75-62 result against Iona on February 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog. Rider suffered a 75-62 loss against Iona on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Anthony Myles in a losing effort at Alumni Gymnasium.

In their last action, Albany was a 50-47 loser at home against Vermont. Mike Black scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Great Danes to a win (they lost 50-47 to Vermont at SEFCU Arena on Wednesday).

Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Loyola are 7-3
After playing Iona are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Broncs at Great Danes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rider's last 5 games on the road
Rider is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Rider is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road

Next up:
Rider home to Loyola, Friday, February 24
Albany at Binghamton, Thursday, February 23