Virginia vs Albany (NY) Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Wednesday, December 28, 2022

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The Virginia Cavaliers (8-2) face the Albany (NY) Great Danes (5-9) at 6:00 PM ET on Wednesday, December 28, 2022.

The Cavaliers square off against the Great Danes in a game that Virginia is currently a gigantic favorite by 27.5 points. The matchup has a point total of 127.5.

Virginia vs. Albany (NY) Odds

Point Spread for Virginia vs. Albany (NY)

The spread for this matchup is set at 27.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Virginia as the favorite.

Virginia vs. Albany (NY) Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Virginia has odds to pick up the win, while Albany (NY) is listed at to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 127.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 28, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Arena: John Paul Jones Arena

Virginia vs. Albany (NY) Betting Trends

Virginia has played 10 games, with three wins against the spread. Virginia has eclipsed the over/under in 38.5% of its opportunities this year (five times in 13 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, Albany (NY) is 5-8-0 this year. Albany (NY)’s games this season have hit the over on eight of 13 set point totals (61.5%).

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Virginia vs. Albany (NY) Key Players to Watch

Virginia

Reece Beekman is tops on the Cavaliers at 5.1 assists per game, while also posting 3.5 rebounds and 9.4 points. Jayden Gardner posts a team-best 5.9 rebounds per contest. He is also putting up 11.4 points and 0.6 assists, shooting 53.8% from the floor. Kadin Shedrick puts up 9.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 1.3 steals and 1.8 blocked shots.

Albany (NY)

Gerald Drumgoole Jr. is the Great Danes’ top scorer (14.3 points per game) and assist man (2.1), and delivers 5.2 rebounds. Jonathan Beagle is averaging a team-leading 6.7 rebounds per game. And he is producing 11.4 points and 1.4 assists, making 50.4% of his shots from the floor. Sarju Patel gives the Great Danes 6.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists per contest. He also posts 1 steal and 0 blocked shots. Da’Kquan Davis is putting up 7.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, making 35.9% of his shots from the floor and 35.6% from 3-point range, with 1.1 triples per game.

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What you need to know about the Virginia Cavaliers

The Cavaliers are putting up 70.2 points per game this season (226th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really provided a lift defensively, allowing only 59.8 points per game (18th-best). This year, Virginia is pulling down 30.1 rebounds per game (297th-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 27.8 rebounds per contest (33rd-ranked).

With 6.9 treys per game, Virginia ranks 246th in the country. It has a 36.5% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 78th in college basketball. This season, the Cavaliers are giving up 7 treys per game (162nd-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 34.5% (256th-ranked) from beyond the arc.

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What you need to know about the Albany (NY) Great Danes

On offense the Great Danes are the 290th-ranked team in college basketball (68 points per game). Defensively they are 316th (74.9 points allowed per game). In 2022-23, Albany (NY) is 270th in the country in rebounds (30.7 per game) and 213th in rebounds conceded (31.4).

With 7.9 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 33.3% from downtown, Albany (NY) is 145th and 209th in college basketball, respectively, in those categories. The Great Danes are the 16th-best team in the country in 3-pointers allowed (5.1 per game) and 199th in 3-point percentage defensively (33.3%).

Virginia vs. Albany (NY) Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Virginia, and we expect that Albany (NY) will cover the spread (Virginia -27.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 127.5 points.

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How to bet Virginia vs. Albany (NY)

You can bet on Virginia vs. Albany (NY) at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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