Albany Great Danes vs Loyola Ramblers Prediction, 12/18/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Albany Great Danes vs Loyola Ramblers
Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022
Location: Joseph J. Gentile Arena in Chicago, IL
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Loyola Ramblers (5-5) welcome the Albany Great Danes (4-8) at Joseph J. Gentile Arena on Sunday.
The Albany Great Danes faced LIU Brooklyn and took a loss by a score of 93-76 in their last contest. Albany walked away from the contest having earned a 47.3% field goal percentage (26 of 55) and knocked down 4 of their 17 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Great Danes converted 20 of their 25 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. Pertaining to rebounding, they compiled 41 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 17 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and having 9 steals. Regarding defense, Albany allowed the other team to go 54.8% from the field on 34 of 62 shooting. LIU Brooklyn totaled 17 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. Moreover, LIU Brooklyn had 46 boards (12 offensive, 34 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. LIU Brooklyn finished 80.8% when shooting free throws by converting 21 of their 26 attempts. They made 4 of 19 tries from 3-point land. In reference to personal fouls, the Great Danes ended up with 20 and LIU Brooklyn finished the game with 12 personal fouls.
Jonathan Beagle is a guy who had an impact in the game. He scored 17 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 26 mins and grabbed 6 rebounds. He finished 66.7% from the field and recorded 5 dimes.
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Albany enters this game with a mark of 4-8 so far this year. They currently have an average of 67.8 points per outing (291st in college basketball) while going 41.1% from the field. The Great Danes are connecting on 32.9% on three-point attempts (94 of 286) and 68.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Albany is pulling down 34.0 boards per game and has accounted for 145 dimes for the season, which ranks 178th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 14.4 times per game and as a group they commit 21.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end of the court, the Great Danes are forcing 13.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.6 personal fouls. They give up 33.3% from 3-point land and they are ranked 318th in college hoops in PPG allowed (75.2). The Great Danes are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 49.2% (325 of 660) and they surrender 34.6 boards per contest as a team. They are ranked 324th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 164 surrendered so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Loyola Ramblers walked away with a victory by a final of 76-58 when they faced Clemson. The Ramblers were able to collect 21 defensive rebounds and 1 offensive rebounds for a total of 22 for this contest. They gave up possession of the ball 18 times, while getting 6 steals for this game. Clemson had 17 fouls in this matchup which took the Ramblers to the free throw line for a total of 12 shots. They were able to make 10 of the free throw tries for a rate of 83.3%. When discussing three-point shots, Loyola made 12 out of their 24 tries (50.0%). When all was said and done, the Ramblers finished the game shooting 27 for 48 from the floor which had them at 56.3%. The Ramblers permitted Clemson to convert 21 of 54 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.9% for the matchup. They finished 14.3% from downtown by going 3 out of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 13 out of 16 from the charity stripe (81.3%). In reference to cleaning the glass, Loyola permitted Clemson to collect 25 overall (4 on the offensive side).
Philip Alston ended up being a factor for the Ramblers in this matchup. He recorded 23 points in his 30 mins on the court and had 2 dimes in this contest. He converted 9 of 12 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 75.0%, and tallied 5 rebounds.
Loyola has a record of 5-5 so far this year. The Ramblers have committed 20.4 fouls every game and they go 69.4% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 14.0 times per game (150th in college basketball) and they turn it over 17.9 times per game. Loyola has 681 pts for the year (68.1 per contest) and they collect 34.1 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Ramblers are hitting on 48.0% from the field, which ranks them 58th in college hoops.
The Ramblers on the defensive end are ranked 170th in college basketball in points given up per game with 68.0. They have forced 12.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.7% from the field (134th in the nation). The Loyola defense concedes 30.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (67 of 220) and opponents are making 73.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 10.8 assists and 31.3 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 72nd and 44th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Loyola
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