Vermont vs. Albany - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Albany Great Danes (14-16) at Vermont Catamounts (23-7)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Roy L Patrick Gymnasium)
The Line: Vermont Catamounts -16 -- Over/Under: 130
The Albany Great Danes and the Vermont Catamounts meet in college basketball action from Patrick Gym on Tuesday.
Albany comes into this game at 14-16 this year. Currently, Albany is on a four-game losing streak and they’ve fallen to UMBC, New Hampshire, UMass Lowell and Stony Brook in succession during that stretch.
In the loss to Stony Brook, Albany’s Romani Hansen led the team on 18 points with nine rebounds. The only other Albany player in double-figures there was Ahmad Clark with 14 points, six assists and eight rebounds.
Over on the Vermont side, they’re 23-7 this year. After a recent 12-game winning streak, Vermont fell to UMBC on February 22 but got back in the win column versus UMass Lowell on Saturday.
In the win over UMass Lowell, Vermont’s Anthony Lamb put up 20 points with 11 rebounds and two assists. Both Stef Smith and Aaron Deloney hit 17 points apiece there, and combined for three assists with three rebounds for Vermont as well.
Vermont is 5-1 ATS in their last six Tuesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last five home games. Vermont is 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine after a straight-up win and 4-1 ATS in their last five overall.
Meanwhile, Albany is 15-6 ATS in their last 21 after a straight-up loss and 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine road games. Albany is 0-4 ATS in their last four overall and the under is 35-17 in their last 52 overall.
Looking at Albany’s last four games isn’t very encouraging. They were within three points of Stony Brook (52-49) but all three of the other outings were relative blowouts. Albany also hasn’t hit 70 points in any of the last seven games, and they’ve been at 56 or below in three of their last four. Yikes.
Vermont has had their struggles here and there as well, but they’re far more consistent as a team when it comes to scoring, record, or just about any other measurement. All things considered I don’t see much to push me off Vermont here. The Catamounts shouldn't have too many issues if they play to their capabilities.