The Siena Saints (2-6) will be at home in Times Union Center when they take on the Albany Great Danes (9-1). Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 9, 2017.
Albany Great Danes at Siena Saints Betting Preview
The last time the Great Danes played, they were victorious over the Bryant Bulldogs, 84-68. Joe Cremo was the top scorer from either team with 24 points on 10-for-18 shooting. The Great Danes, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 39.7, had a phenomenal mark of 44.8 and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.615 (above their season average of 0.538).
The Saints are hoping for a better outcome after their 86-60 loss to the Louisville Cardinals in their last outing. Sammy Friday led Siena in scoring with 15 points on 7-for-15 shooting. Louisville’s 0.555 effective field goal percentage was their largest strength over Siena, who had a rate of 0.377. The Cardinals’ mark was above their season average of 0.500, while the Saints’ was below their season average of 0.486.
The battle on the backboards could prove decisive, pitting strength against strength. Since last season, the Saints rank 34th in offensive rebounding percentage (35.4 percent), while Albany ranks 19th in defensive rebounding percentage (76.5 percent). Additionally, the second-ranked offense of the Great Danes (offensive efficiency of 112.8) will clash against the 286th-ranked defense of the Saints (defensive efficiency of 108.4).
Cremo has taken his game to another level over the last five games for Albany, averaging 20.8 points and 3.6 assists per game.
The Great Danes won the lone contest against the Saints last season, 81-72. The Great Danes dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an absurdly low turnover percentage of 8.3 and a solid effective field goal percentage of 0.577. For those same stats, the Saints were 15.5 and 0.541, respectively.
Albany Great Danes vs. Siena Saints Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Albany, ATS Winner – Albany, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Saints rank 299th in three pointers attempted per game (16.8) while the Great Danes rank 317th (14.8).
- Siena ranks 82nd in blocks per game (4.0) while Albany ranks 274th (1.6).
- The Great Danes rank second in rebounds allowed per game (28.6) while the Saints rank 113th (34.3).
- Siena ranks 196th in steals per game (5.7) while Albany ranks 270th (5.0).