AmEast foes will collide when the Albany Great Danes (11-9, 4-1 AmEast) challenge the Hartford Hawks (10-10, 3-2 AmEast) at SEFCU Arena. Action begins at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Hartford Hawks at Albany Great Danes Betting Preview
In the Hawks’ last contest, they were beaten by the UMBC Retrievers, 69-60. Hartford’s Traci Carter recorded 13 points, five rebounds and five assists in the game. UMBC’s turnover percentage was their largest strength over Hartford. The Retrievers had a rate of 13.1 (better than their season average of 16.9), while the Hawks posted a mark of 18.6.
The Great Danes come in on a high note after thoroughly outplaying the UMass Lowell River Hawks in their last contest, 101-75. With 41 points on 13-for-23 shooting, Cameron Healy was the game’s leading scorer. Albany played a flawless game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 37.9 (above their season average of 23.9) and a free throw rate of 0.235 (matching their season average). UMass Lowell was 18.2 and 0.136, respectively, for those same stats.
Second-chance points could be hard to come by for Hartford in this contest. The Hawks rank 338th in offensive rebounding percentage (21.8 percent), while Albany ranks 80th in defensive rebounding percentage (74.4 percent).
This is the first time these teams will meet this year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. In the last contest, the Hawks won 82-80. Hartford did a terrific job of making free throws (10-14; 71.4 percent). Albany, on the other hand, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (35.5 vs. 32.3).
Hartford Hawks vs. Albany Great Danes Prediction
Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Albany, ATS Winner – Hartford, O/U – Over
The Great Danes rank 120th in assists per game (13.3) while the Hawks rank 179th in assists allowed per game (13.7).
Hartford ranks 25th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while Albany ranks 70th (3.1).
Albany ranks 103rd in rebounds allowed per game (34.2) while Hartford ranks 242nd (39.0).
The Hawks average 7.3 steals per game, which ranks 79th in the country. The Great Danes rank 184th in steals allowed per game (7.7).
Hartford averages 22.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 118th in the NCAA. Albany ranks 214th in three pointers allowed per game (23.8).
The Great Danes’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.8, up from 1.2 for the season.
During their last five games, the Hawks have scored an average of 65.2 points per game (1.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 65.6 points per game (3.3 below their season average).