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American Eagles home to Holy Cross Crusaders in NCAA Basketball betting action

Holy Cross CrusadersAmerican Eagles
Feb 17, 12:00 PM | Bender Arena

Holy Cross Crusaders vs American Eagles Odds

11-13TEAM RECORD9-15

A key college battle sees the visiting Holy Cross Crusaders travelling to American Sunday to take on the Eagles.

American battles the Crusaders, currently sitting with a 11-13 mark (1-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Eagles and 1-0 for the Crusaders.

View Holy Cross vs American Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
American opened as 5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles sit at No. 304 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Crusaders sit at No. 231 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Crusaders will win this game 59-56.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Crusaders is ranked No. 204 in NCAA hoops at 34.1 per game. Contrast that with American’s No. 254 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, American is the No. 181-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while Holy Cross rates No. 130 at 6.5 per game.

Defensively, Holy Cross features the nation's No. 39-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.6 points per game. American, meanwhile, comes in at No. 332 nationally in scoring at home.

Holy Cross was a 66-57 winner in its last match at home against Navy. The Crusaders grabbed a 66-57 win over the Midshipmen on Tuesday, behind a 14-point effort from Justin Burrell at Hart Recreation Center.

American lost its last outing, a 60-47 result against Lehigh on February 13. American got 10 points from Stephen Lumpkins but lost anyway, 60-47, to Lehigh on Wednesday at Stabler Arena.

Next up:
Holy Cross home to Lafayette, Wednesday, February 20
American at Navy, Wednesday, February 20