Albany Great Danes vs Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens Prediction, 4/3/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Albany Great Danes vs Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Location: Delaware Stadium in Newark, DE
Odds/Point Spread: Albany (+17)
The Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (3-0) host the Albany Great Danes (1-3) at Delaware Stadium on Saturday. Albany opens this game as 17-point dogs. The O/U is set at 43.5.
In their last game the Great Danes took on the Stony Brook Seawolves and took the defeat by a score of 21-7. Braeden Zenelovic went 9/20 with 69 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He gave away 2 interceptions during the game. Karl Mofor led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 25 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 148 yards on 31 carries which meant he averaged 4.8 yards per tote. Jackson Parker was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 44 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 11.0 yards per reception for the game. The Albany Great Danes ended up rushing 46 times and earned 214 yards which gave them an average of 4.7 yards per run. In all, they ran 77 plays for 347 yards. For the game, the Great Danes racked up 18 first downs and they had a total of 8 penalties for 64 yards.
On the defensive side of the ball, Albany conceded 7 catches on 16 tries for a total of 58 yards, and a completion percentage of 44.0%. In the running game, the Great Danes conceded 193 yards on 47 tries which gave them an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they conceded 251 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Albany Great Danes are sitting at 18.8 points per game. Albany has accounted for 75 points in total and has accumulated 9 TDs, while sporting an average of 33:50 mins of ball control per game. When it comes to moving the sticks, Albany has compiled 41 passing first downs and 27 first downs on the ground.
The last time they took the field the Fightin' Blue Hens went up against the Rhode Island Rams and earned the win by a score of 35-21. Dejoun Lee led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 74 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns for the game. He ran for 221 yards by way of 22 carries which meant he averaged 10.0 yards per carry. Thyrick Pitts was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 64 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 16.0 yards per catch for the game. Nolan Henderson went 17/22 with 190 yards passing and added 2 TD's. He tossed 1 interception during the game. The Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens ended up running the ball 56 times and generated 363 yards which had them averaging 6.5 yards per rush. In the game, the Fightin' Blue Hens had a total of 27 first downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 24 yards. In the game, they ran 78 plays which added up to 553 yards.
In terms of defense, Delaware gave up 8 completions on 16 attempts totaling 111 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. Overall, they gave up a total of 221 yards and forced 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Fightin' Blue Hens gave up 110 yards on 30 carries which gave them an average of 3.7 yards per carry allowed.
When discussing putting points on the board, the Fightin' Blue Hens score 34.3 PPG. Averaging 35:26 minutes per game when it comes to time of possession, the Fightin' Blue Hens have accumulated 13 TDs and 103 points this year. They have accumulated 36 rushing first downs in addition to 25 first downs by way of the pass so far this year.
Who will win tonight's FCS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Albany (+17)
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