The Catamounts and Great Danes are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Great Danes will host the game at SEFCU Arena in Albany, NY. Vermont come into this America East conference matchup as the -9 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 145.5 points.

VERMONT CATAMOUNTS VS ALBANY GREAT DANES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Albany Great Danes +9

This game will be played at SEFCU Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE ALBANY GREAT DANES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Great Danes.
  • Not only will Albany pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +9.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Pressure Builds for Vermont as Away Favorites

The Vermont Catamounts, who have a 21-6 overall record, will play against Albany. In their previous games, the Catamounts have gone 9-5 on the road and 10-1 overall. As of now, Vermont holds an ATS record of 11-14 as they prepare to face Albany. In their last ten games, Vermont has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

Vermont’s games have, on average, featured 134 points per game leading to an over/under record of 6-18-1. Their average over/under line is currently 139.1 points so far. Looking at the Catamounts’ last three games, their over/under record is 0-3 with their games averaging 130 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Vermont offense ended with 68 points against Maine. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 44.7% and made 8 threes. The team’s top scorer is TJ Long, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 11.6, while Aaron Deloney also maintains a PPG average of 9.9 leading up to the game.

At this time, the Catamounts’ defense is positioned 8th in the country, permitting 62.8 points per game. In today’s game, the Vermont defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 57 points.

Can Albany Deliver Being Underdogs at Home?

After 26 games, Albany has a record of 12-14. In their away games, the Great Danes are 5-11 while they are 6-3 at home. Prior to today’s game, Albany’s ATS record is 12-13. Over their last five games, the team has gone 1-4 vs. the spread.

In 26 games, Albany comes in with an over/under mark of 13-10-2, with their games averaging 155.8 points per game. The Great Danes’ last five games have culminated with an average of 155 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.

The Great Danes’ offense wrapped up their last game with 75 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 78 points per contest. Sebastian Thomas led the team in scoring, putting up 30 points. Additionally, Aaron Reddish contributed 21 points for the Great Danes.

Looking at the Albany defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 77.8 points per game (296th). 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 16 free-throws vs. the Great Danes.