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Great Danes face UMBC Retrievers: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Albany Great DanesUMBC Retrievers
Jan 5, 7:00 PM | RAC Arena

Albany Great Danes vs UMBC Retrievers Odds


The UMBC Retrievers host Albany on Thursday, looking to build on their 2-11 mark against the 9-6 Great Danes in college hoops action at RAC Arena.

The Great Danes will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 2-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Retrievers are 0-0 ATS. Albany is 2-2 on the totals; UMBC is 0-0.

View Albany vs UMBC Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Retrievers - Great Danes odds would favor the Great Danes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UMBC is rated No. 321 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Albany is at No. 298. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 74-57 win for the Great Danes.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature UMBC's No. 48-rated squad against Albany's No. 206-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, UMBC rates No. 262 in the country with 5.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 141 nationally with 6.5 per match.

Defensively, Albany features the nation's No. 280-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.6 points per game. UMBC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 332 nationally in scoring at home.

Albany was an 88-63 winner in its last match at home against Hartford. Albany cruised to victory on Monday, running Hartford out of the gym and running up an 88-63 score at SEFCU Arena.

In their last action, UMBC was an 82-76 winner on the road against New Hampshire. Chase Plummer scored 23 points leading the Retrievers to an 82-76 victory over New Hampshire at Lundholm Gymnasium on Monday.

Next up:
Albany at Stony Brook, Sunday, January 8
UMBC at Maine, Saturday, January 7