Maine Black Bears vs. Albany Great Danes Free Prediction 01/11/20

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The Maine Black Bears (4-12, 0-2 AmEast) will be at SEFCU Arena to take on the Albany Great Danes (8-8, 1-0 AmEast) in an AmEast matchup. Action starts at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Maine Black Bears at Albany Great Danes ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Great Danes were victorious over the Binghamton Bearcats, 74-62, while the Black Bears fell to the New Hampshire Wildcats, 57-51.

Albany dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.545 (above their season average of 0.493) and a free throw rate of 0.232 (matching their season average). For those same stats, Binghamton was 0.403 and 0.194, respectively. Maine, meanwhile, had a free throw rate of 0.214 (above their season average of 0.169). Cameron Healy was a key piece for Albany with 17 points and six rebounds. Meanwhile, Andrew Fleming had a good game for Maine, recording 14 points.

This was a highly contested series last year, as the teams split their two games last season. In the last game, the Great Danes won 63-54. One of Albany’s biggest advantages was their ability to convert at the free throw line. They were 11-13 (84.6 percent), while the Black Bears were just 5-8 (62.5 percent). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Albany appears to have the edge on the defensive side of the ball. The Great Danes currently rank 82nd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.460), while Maine is 319th in effective field goal percentage (0.457).

Maine Black Bears at Albany Great Danes Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Albany, ATS Winner – Maine, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Albany ranks 156th in rebounds per game (35.3) while Maine ranks 242nd (32.7).
  • The Black Bears average 6.4 steals per game, which ranks 134th in the country. The Great Danes rank 170th in steals allowed per game (7.9).
  • Maine averages 13.8 assists per game, which ranks 107th in the nation. Albany ranks 116th in assists allowed per game (12.4).
  • The Black Bears average 22.3 three pointers per game, which ranks 129th in the country. The Great Danes rank 193rd in three pointers allowed per game (23.7).
  • Maine ranks 24th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while Albany ranks 73rd (3.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Great Danes’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 2.6, up from 0.2 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Black Bears have scored an average of 56.4 points per game (2.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 73.4 points per game (8.6 above their season average).