Betting on today’s Great Danes and Black Bears game? Catch the action at Memorial Gymnasium (ME) in Orono, ME, as the Black Bears hosts this showdown at 6:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 149.5 points, and Maine is favored by -4.5 to win at home against Albany.

ALBANY GREAT DANES VS MAINE BLACK BEARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Maine Black Bears -4.5

This game will be played at Memorial Gymnasium (ME) at 6:00 ET on Thursday, January 25th.

WHY BET THE MAINE BLACK BEARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Black Bears.
  • Not only will Maine pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will Albany Be The Talk of Memorial Gymnasium (ME)?

Albany has gone 2-9 as an underdog this season, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak. Their overall record is 10-9, and they are 2-2 in America East games. On the road, they have gone 4-7, and their average scoring margin is -3.0 points per game.

Over their last 10 road games, Albany has gone 4-6, and they are coming off a 98-89 loss to Bryant. They have gone 2-1 in their last three road games, and they are 5-2 at home this season.

As the underdog, Albany’s ATS record this season is 4-7. On the road, the Great Danes have gone 6-5 vs. the spread this year and their last 3 road ATS mark is 2-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Albany’s ATS record is 4-6 and their ATS mark vs. the spread as the underdog this season is 0-3.

Albany’s over/under record for the season sits at 10-6-2, and the average over/under line in their games is 148.8. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 149.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 176 points, and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 5-3-2.

In their latest game, Albany’s offense looked good, scoring 89 points against Bryant. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 40.8% and made 20/24 free throws. The team’s top scorer is Sebastian Thomas, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 18.5, while Amar’e Marshall also maintains a PPG average of 16.4 leading up to the game.

Currently, the Great Danes’ defense holds the 258th rank in the nation, allowing 76.9 points per game. Albany’s three-point defense is currently 10th in the country at 4.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.8% of their shots vs. Albany.

Will the Black Bears Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

After defeating NJIT 70-64, Maine has a 9-10 record and is 1-3 in America East play. The Black Bears have gone 2-2 at home this season, and they are 7-5 when favored.

Over their last ten games at home, Maine has gone 7-3, and they are 3-2 in their last five contests at home. For the season, they have a +3.2 average scoring margin at home.

As the favorite, Maine has gone 7-5 against the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Black Bears have a record of 6-4 vs. the spread. At home, Maine has an ATS record of 2-2 this year. Their last 10 home games vs. the spread is 5-4.

Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Maine’s games this year (137.6). So far, 16 of their 19 games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 140 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Maine offense tallied 70 points in a matchup against NJIT. Their field goal percentage for the game was 48%, and they made 5 threes. Peter Filipovity is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 13.6. Meanwhile, Kellen Tynes also brings a PPG average of 13.7 into the game.

This season, the Maine defense has been impressive, holding the 65th position in the country while permitting an average of 66.9 points per contest. The Maine defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 64 points and allowed NJIT to connect on 6 threes.