National Lacrosse League Betting Picks: Panther City vs. Albany FireWolves (April 14)

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December 16, 2023: Albany Firewolves vs Philadelphia Wings at the Wells Fargo Center.
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The lone Sunday game in the National Lacrosse League features the Albany FireWolves visiting Fort Worth, Texas to take on the Panther City Lacrosse Club. Panther City can punch their ticket to the postseason with a win, while Albany already has a playoff spot secured. However, the FireWolves could play spoiler on Sunday.

Find my National Lacrosse League betting pick for Panther City Lacrosse Club vs. Albany FireWolves below.

Panther City Lacrosse Club vs. Albany FireWolves

Panther City (+1.5)Moneyline: -120
Albany (-1.5)Moneyline: -120
TimeSunday · 5 p.m. ET

Odds via bet365

The Albany FireWolves are 1.5-point favorites despite having lost four straight. Nonetheless, I’m not concerned about Albany’s recent struggles entering this matchup. Albany’s defense ranks in the middle of the pack in opposing shooting percentage this season, but it is allowing an opposing shooting percentage of just 15.8% through the last three games, according to LaxMetrics.

Doug Jamieson continues to play well despite seeing a high amount of shots and will face a Panther City offense that ranks among the bottom four in Offensive Rating and Experimental Offensive Efficiency.

Furthermore, Panther City has been inconsistent on defense, failing to string together consecutive strong defensive outings. They face a FireWolves offense that just faced the top-two defensive teams in the NLL in back-to-back outings and should have a bounce-back game against this defense.

Furthermore, Joe Nardella’s presence at the faceoff should allow Albany to have a majorly disproportionate amount of possessions, which will help them build and maintain a lead. Ultimately, this is a favorable buy-low spot on an Albany team looking to create some momentum ahead of the playoffs.

Bet Albany to cover the 1.5-point spread at a great price of +125 on bet365.

Pick: Albany FireWolves -1.5 (+125 | bet365)

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