Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Great Danes versus the Catamounts? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Patrick Gymnasium in Burlington, VT. The over/under for this America East conference contest is set at 149.5 points, with Vermont being favored by -11.5 at home against Albany.

ALBANY GREAT DANES VS VERMONT CATAMOUNTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Albany Great Danes +11.5

This game will be played at Patrick Gymnasium at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 1st.

WHY BET THE ALBANY GREAT DANES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Catamounts.
  • Even though we have Vermont winning straight-up, we like Albany at +11.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will Albany Win on the Road?

Albany enters this game as an 11.5-point underdog, and they have gone 3-10 this season in games where they are the underdog. On the road, the Great Danes have gone just 5-8 this season, and they enter this game with a 4-6 record in their last 10 road games.

Most recently, Albany defeated New Hampshire by a score of 86-79. So far this season, they have gone 11-10, including an 8-7 record in non-conference games. In America East play, the Great Danes are 3-3.

On the season, Albany’s ATS mark sits at 11-9, but they have gone just 5-8 vs. the spread as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Great Danes have gone just 4-6.

This season, the over/under record for Albany games is 12-6-2, and their games have averaged 155.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (149.4), and their average margin versus the over/under line is 6.5 points. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0, and the average scoring total in those games is 168 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Albany offense tallied 86 points in a matchup against New Hampshire. Their field goal percentage for the game was 48.3%, and they made 6 threes. One area that the Albany offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 96th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 44%.

So far, the Great Danes’ defense is ranked 273rd in the country at 77.2 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Vermont, the Albany defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Albany made 23 free-throws vs. the Great Danes.

Will the Catamounts Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

With a record of 16-5, Vermont has been dominant this season, especially at home where they are 7-1. Over their last 10 games at home, the Catamounts have gone 9-1.

Currently, Vermont is on a six-game winning streak and has won 11 of their 13 games as the favorite. Their average scoring margin at home is +7.5, and they have won their last three games at home.

As the favorite this season, Vermont has gone 5-8 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Catamounts have a record of 4-6 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 149.5 for Vermont’s game against Albany is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (139.1). So far, 18 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 134 points.

In their recent matchup, the Vermont offense ended with 67 points against Bryant. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 41% and made 5 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Catamounts offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 25.3 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 47%.

Vermont’s defense has been playing well, ranking 25th nationally, with 64.0 points allowed per game. In their previous game vs. Bryant, the Bulldogs finished with a field goal percentage of 41% and a total of 57 points vs. Vermont.