Planning on watching today’s Great Danes and Wildcats game? Catch the action at Lundholm Gymnasium in Durham, NH, as the Wildcats hosts this showdown at 12:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 161 points, and New Hampshire is favored by -4.5 vs. Albany in a America East conference matchup.
ALBANY GREAT DANES VS NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: New Hampshire Wildcats -4.5
This game will be played at Lundholm Gymnasium at 12:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.
WHY BET THE NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Wildcats.
- Not only will New Hampshire pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 161 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Does Albany Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?
Albany comes into this game as the underdog, as they have gone 2-10 as the underdog this season. They are 10-10 overall and have lost three straight games, including their most recent game against Maine, where they fell 81-73.
On the road, the Great Danes are just 4-8 this season, and their average scoring margin is -3.4. In their last ten road games, they have gone just 3-7.
As the underdog this season, Albany has gone 4-8 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Great Danes have an ATS mark of 3-7. On the road, their ATS record is 6-6 this year and 5-5 over their last 10 road games.
Albany’s over/under record for the season is 11-6-2 and the average scoring total in their games is 155.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 161 is higher than the average OU line in their games (148.8). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 171 points and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 6-3-1.
Compared to their season average of 78.3 points per game, Albany struggled in their previous game. Against Maine, the Great Danes scored 73 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.9%. Offensively, the Great Danes hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 219th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 290th in terms of percentage and 217th in three-pointers made.
Currently, the Great Danes’ defense holds the 259th rank in the nation, allowing 77.2 points per game. In their previous game vs. Maine, the Black Bears finished with a field goal percentage of 52% and a total of 81 points vs. Albany.
Can the Wildcats Offense Score Enough at Home?
After winning their last two games, New Hampshire will look to improve their 12-7 record and 3-2 record in America East action. At home, the Wildcats have gone 4-2 compared to their 6-5 record on the road. On the season, they have been favored in eight games, going 5-3.
Coming into this game, New Hampshire has won eight of their last ten games at home. In their last outing, they defeated UMBC by a score of 64-58. So far this season, they have gone 9-5 in non-conference games.
As the favorite this season, New Hampshire has gone 3-5 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Wildcats are just 3-7 vs. the spread. At home this year, their ATS mark is just 2-4. Over their last three home games, New Hampshire is 0-3 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record in New Hampshire games is 10-6-1, and today’s line of 161 is higher than the average OU line in their games (150). On the year, the average scoring total in their games is 149.4 points, and their average over/under mark is -0.6 compared to the average OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 with an average scoring total of 135 points.
In their recent matchup, the New Hampshire offense ended with 64 points against UMBC. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 38.5% and made 8 threes. Clarence O. Daniels II was the leading scorer for the Wildcats, putting up 22 points. In addition, Ahmad Robinson contributed 18 points.
The Wildcats’ defense is presently ranked 186th nationally, allowing an average of 72.9 points per contest. So far, the New Hampshire defense is giving up an average of 9.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.7 times per game (551st).