Vermont vs Albany Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/22/24

Albany (12-14) vs Vermont (21-6)

Game Info: Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Broadview Center)

Betting Odds: Albany +8 -- Over/Under: 145.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Vermont Catamounts will play the Albany Great Danes in an America East game on Thursday night at the Broadview Center in Albany, New York. Vermont has won three games in a row, while Albany has lost four of their last five. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Vermont vs Albany prediction.

Vermont Preview

The Vermont Catamounts are 21-6 (11-1) this year after they defeated Maine by a score of 68-57 in their last game. Vermont led 36-29 at halftime and they held Maine to only 28 second half points in the win. The Catamounts shot 44.7% from the field and made 18 free throws in the game. Vermont has won 12 of their last 13 games and they have allowed 65 points or fewer in 10 of them. The Catamounts are scoring 72.3 points per game with 34.8 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game, while allowing 62.8 points against per game this year. TJ Long is averaging 11.6 points per game, 3.6 rebounds per game, and 1.5 assists per game. Vermont is shooting 46.3% from the field, 72.1% on free throws, and 34.6% on three pointers this season.

Albany Preview

The Albany Great Danes are 12-14 (4-7) this season after they lost to UMBC by a score of 80-75 in their last game. Albany trailed 39-36 at halftime and they allowed 41 points in the second half in the loss. The Great Danes shot 42.2% from the field and were +4 in rebounding margin in the game. Albany defeated NJIT by a score of 83-58 in the game prior to UMBC, but they did lose the previous three games. The Great Danes are scoring 78 points per game with 36.3 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, while giving up 77.8 points against per game this season. Sebastian Thomas is averaging 18.3 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game, and 5.2 assists per game. Albany is shooting 44.3% from the field, 71.5% on free throws, and 32.4% on three pointers this year. 

Vermont vs Albany Betting Prediction

Vermont comes into this game as the best team in the America East and they are 11-1 in the conference, but they will be on the road here. The Catamounts are one of the best defensive teams in the country, as they are only allowing 62.8 points against per game, but they will face an Albany team that is scoring 78 points per game this year. Albany is only 4-7 in conference play and they lost to Vermont in their first meeting by a score of 81-59. The Great Danes really struggle on defense and I don’t see this game being much closer than the first meeting. Take Vermont here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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