Planning on watching today’s Great Danes and Catamounts game? Catch the action at Patrick Gymnasium in Burlington, VT, as the Catamounts hosts this showdown at 3:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 147 points, and Vermont is favored by -14.5 vs. Albany in a America East conference matchup.


The Pick: Albany Great Danes +14.5

This game will be played at Patrick Gymnasium at 3:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.


  • 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 +14.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Does Albany Have a Shot at a Road Win?

Albany is 13-18 overall, and they are 5-10 in America East play. They are 5-13 on the road this season, and they have lost five straight games away from home. On the season, they are being outscored by an average of 4.8 points per game on the road.

As the underdog, Albany is 3-16 this season. They have been the underdog 19 times compared to being favored in 10 games (9-1 record).

Albany has gone 15-14 against the spread this season and they are 9-9 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Great Danes have gone 7-12 vs. the spread this year and they are 3-7 in their last 10 games as the underdog vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Albany games is 15-12-2 and today’s line of 147 is lower than the average over/under line in their games of 152.6. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 154 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3.

Albany’s offense had a good outing, putting up 79 points against Bryant. They achieved a 39.2% field goal percentage and went 8/16 from the free-throw line. Leading the team in scoring was Muneer Newton with 20 points. Sebastian Thomas also added 19 points for the Great Danes.

The Great Danes’ defense is presently ranked 318th nationally, allowing an average of 78.9 points per contest. The Albany defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 83 points and allowed Bryant to connect on 9 threes.

Can the Catamounts Pull Off a Home Win?

At home this season, Vermont has been dominant, going 12-1 with an average scoring margin of +10.8 points per game. Their win streak at home is currently at eight games, and over their last ten at home, they are 9-1. On the season, they have been favored in 23 of their 31 games, and their record as the favorite is 20-3.

After their 68-64 win over New Hampshire, the Catamounts have now won seven games in a row. On the year, they have gone 25-6, including a 15-1 mark in America East Conference games. In their 31 games, they have outscored their opponents by an average of 7.6 points per game.

As the favorite this season, Vermont has gone 11-12 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Catamounts have a 6-4 ATS record. At home, Vermont is 6-7 ATS this year and 5-5 in their last 10 home games vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 147 points for Vermont’s game against Albany is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (139.7). So far, 25 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total is 127 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Vermont offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against New Hampshire. Their field goal percentage for the game was 44.7%, and they made 10 threes. The team’s top scorer is TJ Long, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 12, while Aaron Deloney also carries a PPG average of 10.8 into the game.

Vermont’s defense has been playing well, ranking 11th nationally, with 62.9 points allowed per game. So far, the Vermont defense is giving up an average of 6.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 8.6 times per game (359th).