The Albany Great Danes (6-1) will be at home in SEFCU Arena when they clash against the Colgate Raiders (3-2). Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
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The Raiders defeated the Columbia Lions in their last outing, 77-71. Will Rayman was Colgate’s leading scorer with 17 points on 6-for-14 shooting. The Raiders, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.531, had a superb mark of 0.586 and had a turnover percentage of 14.8 (better than their season average of 16.3).
In the Great Danes last game, they were topped by the Monmouth Hawks, 81-73. With 18 points and nine rebounds, Albany’s Travis Charles put together a solid performance. Monmouth had a turnover percentage of 10.7 (better than their season average of 22.8). Albany, meanwhile, held the Hawks to an offensive rebounding percentage of 14.3 (below their season average of 26.4).
Half-court execution will be critical when a pair of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams face off. Albany ranks 334th in possessions per game (65.3) and Colgate is 282nd (67.6) dating back to last season. Additionally, second chance points could be few and far between for the Raiders. They rank 312th in the NCAA in offensive rebounding percentage at 25.0 percent, while the Great Danes have been third-best on the defensive glass (defensive rebounding percentage of 76.8 percent).
The Great Danes won the lone contest against the Raiders last season, 74-66. The Great Danes played a nearly flawless game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.373 and a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 39.3. The Raiders were 0.200 and 21.7, respectively, for those same stats.
Colgate Raiders at Albany Great Danes ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Colgate, ATS Winner – Colgate, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Raiders rank 92nd in blocks allowed per game (3.1) while the Great Danes rank 231st (4.2).
- Colgate ranks 61st in three pointers attempted per game (24.1) while Albany ranks 326th (14.8).
- The Great Danes rank 75th in steals allowed per game (5.6) while the Raiders rank 253rd (7.3).
- Albany ranks 138th in rebounds per game (36.5) while Colgate ranks 301st (32.8).