The Albany Great Danes (8-1) look to lengthen a five-game home winning streak when they go head-to-head with the Bryant Bulldogs (1-7) at SEFCU Arena. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Bryant Bulldogs vs. Albany Great Danes ATS Preview
The Bulldogs lost to the New Hampshire Wildcats in their last game, 75-59. With 22 points on 6-for-12 shooting, Ikenna Ndugba was the games leading scorer. New Hampshire’s rebounding was their biggest advantage. The Wildcats had 14 offensive rebounds and 47 total rebounds, while the Bulldogs had two and 22, respectively.
The last time the Great Danes played, they defeated the Columbia Lions, 86-82. With 29 points on 11-for-21 shooting, David Nichols was the top scorer from either team. Albany played a nearly flawless game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.387 (above their season average of 0.269) and a turnover percentage of 10.7 (better than their season average of 14.0). Columbia had marks of 0.177 and 18.6, respectively, for those same stats.
The high-powered offense of Albany will square off against the porous defense of Bryant. Since last season, the Great Danes rank 59th in offensive efficiency, while the Bulldogs are 314th in defensive efficiency. The Great Danes figure to have the edge on that end of the court.
Bryant Bulldogs vs. Albany Great Danes Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Bryant, ATS Winner – Bryant, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Bulldogs rank 257th in blocks per game (2.2) while the Great Danes rank 278th (1.6).
- Albany ranks fifth in rebounds allowed per game (28.6) while Bryant ranks 273rd (37.9).
- The Bulldogs rank 144th in three pointers attempted per game (21.9) while the Great Danes rank 326th (14.8).
- Bryant ranks 110th in steals per game (6.7) while Albany ranks 263rd (5.0).