Albany Great Danes at Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Prediction 12/28/18

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The Albany Great Danes (4-9) will travel to the Memorial A & C Center to go head-to-head with the Kent State Golden Flashes (9-2). The game gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, December 28, 2018.

Albany Great Danes at Kent State Golden Flashes ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Golden Flashes defeated the Cleveland State Vikings, 83-79, while the Great Danes were beaten by the Iona Gaels, 72-68.

The Golden Flashes had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (30.0 vs. 14.6) and had a much better free throw rate (0.466 vs. 0.279). Albany, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (35.1 vs. 27.8). Jalen Avery played well for Kent State, contributing 23 points. Meanwhile, Albany was led by Devonte Campbell, who recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds.

The Great Danes won the sole game between these two teams last year, 78-68. One of Albany’s biggest advantages was getting to the charity stripe. They made 32 trips to the line, while Kent State went just 13 times. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Avery has taken his game to another level as of late for Kent State, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

The high-powered offense of Kent State (35th in the NCAA with an offensive efficiency of 115.1) will go head-to-head against the mid-tier defense of Albany (252nd in the country with a defensive efficiency of 104.2). The Golden Flashes should have the edge on that side of the ball.

Albany at Kent State ATS Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Kent State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Kent State ranks 58th in assists per game (15.3) while Albany ranks 202nd in assists allowed per game (15.9).
  • The Golden Flashes rank 86th in steals per game (6.8) while the Great Danes rank 117th in steals allowed per game (6.9).
  • Kent State ranks 101st in three pointers attempted per game (23.7) while Albany ranks 124th in three pointers allowed per game (22.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Golden Flashes have scored an average of 85.2 points per game (5.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 71.4 points per game (0.7 below their season average).
  • The Great Danes have outscored opponents by an average of 1.6 points in their last five games. On the season, Albany has been defeated by an average of 2.8 points.