The New Hampshire Wildcats (8-8, 1-2 AmEast) will attempt to lengthen a six-game home winning streak when they clash against the Albany Great Danes (9-8, 2-0 AmEast) at Lundholm Gym. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
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The Great Danes defeated the Maine Black Bears in their last matchup, 76-70. Ahmad Clark was the game’s high scorer with 29 points on 4-for-11 shooting. The Great Danes knocked down 36 of their 47 free throws (76.6 percent), while the Black Bears had a turnover percentage of 20.3 (above the 15.6 mark opponents have averaged against Albany this season).
The last time the Wildcats took the court, they were beaten by the Stony Brook Seawolves, 73-48. Jayden Martinez was New Hampshire’s leading scorer with 13 points on 5-for-9 shooting. Stony Brook had a free throw rate of 0.302 (above their season average of 0.225). New Hampshire, meanwhile, held the Seawolves to an offensive rebounding percentage of 14.3 (below their season average of 30.8).
This is the first time these teams will meet this year, after splitting two games last season. In the last game, the Wildcats won 62-58. New Hampshire had a much better turnover percentage (12.6 vs. 20.6). Albany, on the other hand, did a terrific job of converting from the charity stripe (16-20; 80.0 percent).
It will be a battle of opposite tempos as the fast-paced Wildcats (ranked 94th in the nation in possessions per game) will look to push the more grind-it-out Great Danes (218th in possessions per game). Additionally, the 274th-ranked offense of the Great Danes (offensive efficiency of 97.8) will go head-to-head against the 46th-ranked defense of the Wildcats (defensive efficiency of 91.0).
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Prediction: SU Winner – New Hampshire, ATS Winner – Albany, O/U – Under
New Hampshire ranks 32nd in three pointers attempted per game (27.1) while Albany ranks 221st in three pointers allowed per game (24.4).
The Wildcats rank second in rebounds per game (43.4) while the Great Danes rank 160th (35.2).
New Hampshire ranks 31st in assists allowed per game (10.3) while Albany ranks 124th (12.6).
The Wildcats have been outscored by an average of 8.0 points in their last five games. On the season, New Hampshire has defeated opponents by an average of 4.5 points.
During their last five games, the Great Danes have scored an average of 68.8 points per game (1.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 71.0 points per game (3.5 above their season average).