Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Wildcats and Great Danes. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Great Danes at SEFCU Arena in Albany, NY. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 164.5 points, and Albany is favored by -1.5 vs. New Hampshire in a America East conference matchup.

NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS VS ALBANY GREAT DANES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Albany Great Danes -1.5

This game will be played at SEFCU Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 29th.

WHY BET THE ALBANY GREAT DANES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Great Danes.
  • Not only will Albany pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 164.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Do the Wildcats Stand a Chance in Albany?

Coming into today, New Hampshire has a record of 15-11, including a 7-6 mark in America East play. On the road, the Wildcats have gone 7-7, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak away from home. So far this season, they have been the underdog in 12 of their 26 games, going 6-6 in those contests.

In their last game, New Hampshire lost to UMBC by a score of 86-68. Over their last 10 games on the road, the Wildcats have gone 6-4, and they are 3-2 in their last five road contests. For the season, New Hampshire has been outscored by an average of 3.6 points per game on the road.

As the underdog this season, New Hampshire has a solid ATS mark of 9-3, including a 3-2 mark in their last 5 games as the underdog. On the road, the Wildcats have an ATS record of 10-4 this year and they are 7-3 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 164.5 is higher than the average over/under line in New Hampshire’s games this season (150.8). On the year, their over/under record is 13-11-1 and their games have averaged 149 points. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 146 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2.

Coming off their recent game, the New Hampshire offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against UMBC. Their field goal percentage for the game was 35.2%, and they made 9 threes. The team’s top scorer is Clarence O. Daniels II, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 19.8, while Ahmad Robinson also carries a PPG average of 15 into the game.

So far, the Wildcats’ defense is ranked 216th in the country at 73.9 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, New Hampshire’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 27.2% this season.

Will the Great Danes Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Albany comes into today’s game as the favorite, as they have gone 8-1 in games where they were favored this season. So far, they have gone 6-4 at home this season, and they are coming off a loss to Massachusetts-Lowell, 104-95. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 6-4.

Through 28 games, Albany has gone 12-16, including a 4-9 record in America East play. They have gone 5-12 on the road this season, and they are currently on a three-game losing streak. On the year, they have been outscored by an average of -4.8 points per game on the road.

Albany has an ATS record of 13-14 this season and they are 5-5 against the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Great Danes have gone 8-2 vs. the spread.

Albany’s over/under record this season is 15-10-2 and today’s line of 164.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (151.5). So far, 17 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 175 points.

Albany’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Massachusetts-Lowell, finishing the game with a total of 95 points. Their season average is now 78.7 points per game. Sebastian Thomas is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 19.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Amar’e Marshall brings a PPG average of 17 into the game.

The Great Danes’ defense is presently ranked 306th nationally, allowing an average of 79.4 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Albany’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 46.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 27.8% this season.