Albany Great Danes vs Kentucky Wildcats Prediction, 11/22/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Albany Great Danes vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Monday, November 22, 2021
Location: Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY
The Albany Great Danes (0-3) are on their way to Rupp Arena on Monday where they will try to defeat the Kentucky Wildcats (2-1).
The Albany Great Danes faced off with Harvard and went home with a loss by a final score of 60-53 in their last game. Albany wrapped up the contest having earned a 36.4% field goal percentage (20 out of 55) and converted 3 out of their 15 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Great Danes buried 10 of 16 tries for a rate of 62.5%. Concerning rebounding, they collected 34 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 6 dimes in this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and having 7 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Albany allowed their opponent to shoot 37.3% from the field on 19 of 51 shooting. Harvard distributed 10 dimes and had 4 steals in this game. In addition, Harvard pulled down 31 rebounds (5 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Harvard shot 82.4% from the free throw line by burying 14 of 17 tries. They converted 8 out of their 23 attempts from beyond the arc. When talking about personal fouls, the Great Danes ended up walking away with 21 and Harvard finished the game with 17 personal fouls.
Jamel Horton is one player who came through in the matchup. He accounted for 10 points on 3 out of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 23 minutes played and snagged 3 rebounds. He ended up going 37.5% from the floor and recorded 2 assists.
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Albany heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 0-3 this season. They have an average of 57.7 pts per game (338th in D-1) while hitting 39.1% from the field. The Great Danes are connecting on 27.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (15 of 54) and 73.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Albany is pulling in 30.3 boards per contest and has accounted for 26 assists so far this season, which is 318th in the country in terms of passing. They turn it over 17.3 times per contest and as a unit are committing 21.3 fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Great Danes are forcing 14.7 turnovers per game while drawing 18.0 fouls. They are surrendering 29.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 173rd in college basketball in opponents PPG (68.0). The Great Danes defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.4% (72 of 162) and they concede 36.3 boards per game as a group. They are 231st in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 40 surrendered on the campaign.
For their last game, the Kentucky Wildcats got the win with a final of 80-55 when they played Mount St. Mary's. Concerning how they rebounded, Kentucky permitted Mount St. Mary's to grab 20 in total (8 offensive). They wrapped up this game 31.6% from 3-point land by shooting 6 out of 19 and finished the game at 13 of 21 at the free throw line (61.9%). The Wildcats permitted Mount St. Mary's to make 18 of their 53 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 34.0% in this matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Wildcats ended up shooting 34 for 64 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.1%. When it comes to shooting from 3-point land, Kentucky knocked down 4 of 10 tries (40.0%). They were able to make 8 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 100.0%. Mount St. Mary's committed 7 personal fouls in this game which took the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 8 attempts. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while recording 9 steals for this contest. The Wildcats snagged 25 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 in the game.
Oscar Tshiebwe ended up being a factor for the Wildcats in the game. He made 11 of 14 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 78.6%, and totaled 16 rebounds. He tallied 24 points in his 33 minutes on the court and totaled 1 assist in the game.
Kentucky has a win-loss record of 2-1 for the year. The Wildcats are responsible for committing 15.0 personal fouls per game and they hit 81.5% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 18.0 times per game (48th in D-1) and they are turning it over 11.7 times per game. Kentucky has accumulated 251 pts this season (83.7 per game) and they collect 42.7 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Wildcats are hitting on 48.8% from the field, which ranks them 68th in Division 1.
The Wildcats on the defensive end are ranked 134th in college basketball in PPG given up with 64.7. They have forced 13.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.1% from the floor (169th in D-1). The Kentucky defense surrenders 25.9% on shots from distance (14 of 54) and their opposition knocks down 69.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 8.7 assists and 29.0 boards per contest, which is 38th and 30th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Albany
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