Looking to win big? The Catamounts and Great Danes face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Great Danes are hosting the game at SEFCU Arena in Albany, NY. Vermont is favored by -9 in this America East conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently 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.

Do the Catamounts Stand a Chance in Albany?

After playing 27 games, Vermont has a record of 21-6. So far this season, all of the Catamounts’ games have been on the road. Vermont has a sub-.500 ATS record, sitting at 11-14. Over their last five games, the team is 2-3 vs. the spread.

Vermont comes in with an over/under record of 6-18-1 through 27 games, with their games averaging a combined 134 points per game so far. The Catamounts have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 124 points per game and an over/under record of 0-5.

The Vermont offense is coming off a game in which they scored 68 points vs. Maine. Overall their field goal percentage was 44.7% while connecting on 8 threes. Shamir Bogues led the scoring for the Catamounts, contributing 21 points. Additionally, Ileri Ayo-Faleye chipped in with 14 points.

This season, the Vermont defense has been impressive, holding the 8th position in the country while permitting an average of 62.8 points per contest. Vermont’s three-point defense is currently 54th in the country at 6.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.5% of their shots vs. Vermont.

Can Albany Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?

Albany comes into today’s game against Vermont with a 12-14 overall record. On the road, the Great Danes have a 5-11 record, while they are 6-3 at home. As of today’s game, Albany holds a 12-13 ATS record. This includes a 7-9 record vs. the spread on the road and a 5-4 record at home.

In 26 games, Albany comes in with an over/under mark of 13-10-2, with their games averaging 155.8 points per game. In the Great Danes’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 155 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 1-4.

In their latest game, Albany offense put up 75 points against UMBC. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 42.2% and made 9 threes. The Albany offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 23.5 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 32% of their looks from outside this season.

The Great Danes’ defense is presently ranked 296th nationally, allowing an average of 77.8 points per contest. The Albany defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 80 points and allowed UMBC to connect on 6 threes.