Vermont vs Albany College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/2/21

Vermont vs Albany College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/2/21 Photo by Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

Albany Great Danes (0-3) at Vermont Catamounts (2-2)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Roy L Patrick Gymnasium)

The Line: Vermont Catamounts -14.5 -- Over/Under: 136.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Albany Great Danes and Vermont Catamounts meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Patrick Gymnasium.

The Albany Great Danes need a win here to rebound from an 0-3 record. The Albany Great Danes are averaging 66.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 63 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Kellon Taylor is averaging 10.7 points and 7.3 rebounds while Antonio Rizzuto is averaging 10.3 points and one assist. CJ Kelly is dishing 1.3 assists and Jamel Horton is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Albany Great Danes are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Albany Great Danes are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26 rebounds per game.

The Vermont Catamounts look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Vermont Catamounts are averaging 63.5 points on 38.1 percent shooting and allowing 63 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Stef Smith is averaging 14 points and 3.5 rebounds while Ben Shungu is averaging 12.5 points and one assist. Justin Mazzulla is the third double-digit scorer and Bailey Patella is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Vermont Catamounts are shooting 23.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Vermont Catamounts are allowing 43.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29 rebounds per game.

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The Great Danes are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Catamounts are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 25-11 in Great Danes last 36 overall. The over is 5-1 in Catamounts last 6 home games. The road team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

The Albany Great Danes haven't provided much positive through three games and a small sample size, and their lack of consistent offense is a concern. The Vermont Catamounts have similar issues this season, but they've also proven they can beat up on teams they're supposed to beat up on and their reputation has given them the benefit of the doubt. It's Vermont in a comfortable win or pass for me.

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Randy’s Pick Vermont Catamounts -14.5

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