Hartford vs Albany College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/28/21

Hartford vs Albany College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/28/21 Photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Albany Great Danes (7-8) at Hartford Hawks (12-8)

College Basketball: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 3:00 pm (ChaseFamily Arena)

The Line: Hartford Hawks +1 -- Over/Under: 132 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Albany Great Danes and the Hartford Hawks meet Sunday in college basketball action from ChaseFamily Arena. 

Albany enters this one at 7-8 so far. The Danes took out NJIT on Saturday in their tournament game. As for Hartford, they’re sitting at 12-8 on the year. The Hawks are 2-2 in their last four games and coming off a win over Binghamton. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place. 

Albany opened the season on a sketchy 1-5 run over their first six games with a lone win over Vermont. Since then the Danes have gotten better, and posted a 6-3 mark over their last nine games. Albany has beaten Stony Brook and NJIT in their last pair of outings. 

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In the America East Tournament matchup against NJIT on Saturday Albany managed a 39-23 edge in the first half and were able to hold on for a 76-66 win. Leading the way in scoring was Jarvis Doles with 21 points, five rebounds and one assist. 

Over on the Hartford side, they’ve done a pretty good job at staying consistent this year and haven’t lost more than two consecutive games. The Hawks split a pair with NJIT a couple of weeks back, then took out Binghamton in the America East Tournament on Saturday. 

In the 77-60 win over Binghamton, Hartford’s Austin Williams led all scorers with 29 points, adding 15 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block. Miroslav Stafl added 11 points with seven rebounds and two assists as well. 

The Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last seven after an ATS win and 2-5 ATS in their last seven after a straight-up win. The under is 35-15-1 in Hartford’s last 51 overall and 4-1 in their last five after a straight-up win. 

Meanwhile, the Danes are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 overall. Albany is 4-0 ATS in their last four Sunday games and the over is 6-2 in their last eight as a favorite. 

PICK: I’m likely going to stick with Hartford in this one. The Hawks have scored pretty well over their last two games, notching 75 against NJIT and 77 versus Binghamton. It’s been a nice turnaround offensively for Hartford, who had 59 or below in each of their previous four games. This will probably be a pretty darn good matchup and close most of the way, but I like the Hawks to bang out an eventual cover. 

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Andrew’s Pick Hartford Hawks +1

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