The undefeated Albany Great Danes (5-0) look to remain unbeaten when they square off against the Holy Cross Crusaders (2-2) at Hart Recreation Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
Albany Great Danes vs. Holy Cross Crusaders Odds Preview
In the Great Danes last outing, they dismantled the Dartmouth Big Green, 91-73. David Nichols led Albany in scoring with 19 points on 7-for-18 shooting. Albany dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 14.5 (worse than their season average of 13.7) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 45.2 (above their season average of 42.2). For those same stats, Dartmouth was 26.9 and 36.4, respectively.
The Crusaders are hoping for a better outcome after their 87-76 loss to the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights in their last contest. Caleb Green led Holy Cross in scoring with 22 points on 8-for-14 shooting. Fairleigh Dickinson had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (34.4 vs. 18.8). Holy Cross, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (16.6 vs. 22.3).
Half-court execution will be at a premium when a pair of the NCAAs slowest-paced teams square off. Holy Cross ranks 347th in possessions per game (61.9) and Albany is 330th (65.3) since the 2016-17 season. Additionally, the Great Danes could control the offensive glass in this battle as they rank 28th in the nation in offensive rebounding percentage at 35.0 percent. The Crusaders, meanwhile, rank 325th in defensive rebounding percentage (66.6 percent).
The Crusaders won the lone game against the Great Danes last season, 55-49. The Crusaders played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 15.2 and a free throw rate of 0.174. The Great Danes were 26.7 and 0.133, respectively, for those same stats.
Albany Great Danes at Holy Cross Crusaders Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Albany, ATS Winner – Albany, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Crusaders rank 160th in three pointers attempted per game (21.3) while the Great Danes rank 325th (14.7).
- Albany ranks 107th in assists allowed per game (12.6) while Holy Cross ranks 238th (14.4).
- Holy Cross ranks seventh in steals per game (9.3) while Albany ranks 273rd (4.9).
- The Great Danes rank 129th in rebounds per game (36.5) while the Crusaders rank 319th (25.5).
- Holy Cross ranks 55th in blocks allowed per game (2.9) while Albany ranks 234th (4.2).