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
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.
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.