AmEast foes will clash when the Binghamton Bearcats (6-7) take on the Albany Great Danes (7-8) at the Events Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 4, 2020.
Albany Great Danes at Binghamton Bearcats Odds Preview
In the Great Danes’ last outing, they won a close one over the Columbia Lions, 67-66. With 13 points and six rebounds, Malachi de Sousa put together a solid game for Albany. Albany launched 27 three pointers, making 13 of them (48.1 percent). Columbia, meanwhile, was 6-20 (30.0 percent).
The Bearcats come in on a high note after thoroughly outplaying the Hartwick Hawks in their last outing, 98-45. Binghamton rallied around Dan Petcash, who was the game’s high scorer with 25 points on 9-for-13 shooting. The Bearcats had a much better free throw rate (0.367 vs. 0.082) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.633 vs. 0.267).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the Great Danes won both contests last season. In the last contest, Albany won 73-58. The Great Danes played a perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.224 and a turnover percentage of 11.1. The Bearcats recorded marks of 0.125 and 14.2, respectively, for those same stats.
Albany Great Danes vs. Binghamton Bearcats ATS Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Albany, ATS Winner – Albany, O/U – Under
The Bearcats rank 55th in blocks per game (3.5) while the Great Danes rank 71st in blocks allowed per game (3.1).
Binghamton averages 29.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 58th in the country. Albany ranks 174th in three pointers allowed per game (23.2).
The Great Danes rank 122nd in rebounds allowed per game (34.7) while the Bearcats rank 233rd (40.0).
Albany ranks 108th in assists per game (13.7) while Binghamton ranks 215th in assists allowed per game (13.9).
The Bearcats have outscored opponents by an average of 1.2 points in their last five games. For the season, Binghamton has been defeated by an average of 3.8 points.
During their last five games, the Great Danes have scored an average of 65.8 points per game (0.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 75.0 points per game (7.3 above their season average).