Albany Great Danes vs Providence Friars Prediction, 12/10/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Albany Great Danes vs Providence Friars
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
Location: Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence, RI
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Albany Great Danes (3-7) are hitting the road to Amica Mutual Pavilion on Saturday where they will try to beat the Providence Friars (7-3).
The Albany Great Danes faced UMass and ended up losing by a score of 87-73 in their last contest. Albany ended the contest with a 39.7% field goal percentage (25 out of 63) and buried 11 of their 33 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Great Danes made 12 of their 20 attempts for a rate of 60.0%. When talking about hauling in rebounds, they earned 34 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 14 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and having 4 steals. With regard to defending, Albany allowed their opponent to shoot 53.2% from the floor on 33 out of 62 shooting. UMass totaled 19 assists and had 12 steals in the game. Furthermore, UMass pulled down 32 rebounds (5 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. UMass shot 69.2% at the charity stripe by making 18 of their 26 attempts. They also knocked down 3 of 15 attempts from downtown. When discussing fouls, the Great Danes finished with 23 and UMass had 19 fouls.
Gerald Drumgoole is a player who was a major factor for the contest. He went 42.9% from the field and totaled 5 dimes. He played for 33 minutes and also totaled 6 rebounds. He accumulated 20 points on 6 out of 14 shooting.
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Albany heads into this one with a mark of 3-7 on the year. They have an average of 68.2 points per game (277th in D-1) while going 42.1% from the floor. The Great Danes are connecting on 35.1% from downtown (84 of 239) and 65.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Albany is pulling down 33.5 boards per game and has accounted for 120 assists on the season, which is 197th in D-1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.9 times per contest and as a team they are committing 21.0 personal fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Great Danes are able to force 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.1 personal fouls. They are ranked 297th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 135 surrendered for the campaign. The Great Danes defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 50.0% (268 of 536) and they surrender 33.4 boards per contest as a group. They surrender 35.3% on three-point shots and they are ranked 314th in college hoops in PPG allowed (75.0).
The last time they took the court, the Providence Friars went home victorious with a score of 99-59 against Manhattan. When talking about cleaning the glass, Providence permitted Manhattan to collect 20 in total (4 offensive). They finished the game shooting 37.0% from distance by going 10 of 27 and ended up shooting 7 out of 11 from the free throw line (63.6%). The Friars permitted Manhattan to bury 21 of 61 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.4% for the contest. When all was said and done, the Friars finished shooting 37 for 65 from the field which had them shooting 56.9%. Regarding shots from beyond the perimeter, Providence buried 7 of 17 attempts (41.2%). They were able to make 18 of them for a percentage of 72.0%. Manhattan was called for 18 fouls for this game which got the Friars to the charity stripe for 25 attempts. They coughed up the ball 16 times, while getting 13 steals for the contest. The Friars corralled 36 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 for the contest.
Bryce Hopkins was important for the Friars for the matchup. He knocked down 8 out of 12 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and had 11 rebounds. He accumulated 22 points in his 26 minutes on the court and earned 3 assists in this contest.
Providence has a record of 7-3 on the campaign. The Friars are responsible for committing 13.8 fouls per game and they shoot 72.6% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 15.4 times per contest (78th in the nation) and they cough up possession 12.4 times per contest. Providence has totaled 790 pts on the year (79.0 per game) and they collect 38.6 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Friars are connecting on 47.5% from the field, which is 75th in college basketball.
The Providence defense surrenders 39.4% from downtown (71 of 180) and their opponents are connecting on 80.0% of their foul shots. They concede 11.7 assists and 29.5 total rebounds per game, ranking them 131st and 14th in those defensive categories. The Friars on the defensive end are ranked 180th in the country in points per game surrendered with 68.5. They have forced 13.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 43.3% from the floor (216th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Albany
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