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Holy Cross CrusadersAmerican Eagles
Jan 14, 2:00 PM | Bender Arena

Holy Cross Crusaders vs American Eagles Odds

8-8TEAM RECORD10-7

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Bender Arena Saturday as host American looks to handle the Holy Cross Crusaders in NCAAB action.

The Eagles bring a 10-7 record (0-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-8 Crusaders, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed American go 0-0 so far and the Crusaders go 0-0.

View Holy Cross vs American Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Eagles rated this week at No. 271 and the Crusaders sitting at No. 184. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 67-64 result in favor of the Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and American has the nation's No. 253-rated offensive output, at 64.3 PPG. The visiting Crusaders defense ranks No. 249 allowing on average 70.1 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 41.4% so far, less than the Crusaders marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.4% per game.

Defensively, Holy Cross features the nation's No. 183-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.4 points per game. American, meanwhile, comes in at No. 171 nationally in scoring at home.

Holy Cross was a 73-69 winner in its last match at home against Navy. The Crusaders grabbed a 73-69 win over the Midshipmen on Wednesday, behind a 22-point effort from Devin Brown at Hart Recreation Center.

American was a 71-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Lehigh. The Eagles got 22 points from Charles Hinkle, but it was Lehigh that prevailed in a 71-60 final on Wednesday at Stabler Arena.

Next up:
Holy Cross home to Lafayette, Thursday, January 19
American at Navy, Wednesday, January 18

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