Maine vs. Albany - 2/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Maine vs. Albany - 2/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Albany Great Danes (13-12) at Maine Black Bears (7-18)

College Basketball: Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Cross Insurance Center)

The Line: Maine Black Bears +4.5 -- Over/Under: 129 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Albany Great Danes (13-12, 6-4 CONF) and the Maine Black Bears (7-18, 3-8 CONF) will meet on Sunday, February 16th for an America-East conference matchup at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, ME. The game will be played at 1:00 PM eastern time. 

Albany is coming off a 66-60 road loss to Hartford in their last game. The Great Danes defeated Maine 76-70 in the first meeting between these teams this season. Maine is coming off a 71-63 loss to UMass Lowell in their most recent game. That game ended a three-game road trip for Maine, in which they lost two of three games. 

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Albany currently owns a +.4 point differential on the season. The Great Danes score 68.1 points per game on 41.5% FG shooting. G Ahmad Clark leads the team in scoring, as he averages 16.0 PPG. Albany allows 67.7 points per game to the opposition. Albany also earns 35.3 rebounds, 13.2 assists, 2.9 blocks, and 5.6 steals per game. 

Maine has struggled to score consistently all season long. The Black Bears scored 82 in the win over Binghamton, but then followed that performance with 63 in the loss to UMass Lowell. Maine scores 61.3 points per game this season, and their leading scorer is Andrew Fleming who averages 15.1 PPG. Maine allows 69.5 points per game to the opposition. Maine also earns 33.2 rebounds, 13.8 assists, 3.3 blocks, and 6.6 steals per game. 

Albany is 10-14-1 ATS this season and 5-4-1 ATS in their last ten games. Albany is also 6-5-1 ATS on the road so far this season. Maine is 11-13 ATS this season and 6-4 ATS in their last ten games. Maine is also 5-4 ATS at home so far this season.

After the long road trip, Maine finally gets to come back home for a battle with Albany. I think the Great Danes are plainly the better team in this spot, but I will admit I have not been impressed with their level of play as of late. I will lean Albany in this game, but there are much better games to bet on. 

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Ronald’s Pick Albany -4.5

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