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Bucknell Bison take on Crusaders in NCAA basketball test

Bucknell BisonHoly Cross Crusaders
Jan 26, 4:00 PM | Hart Recreation Center

Bucknell Bison vs Holy Cross Crusaders Odds

16-4TEAM RECORD10-9

The Holy Cross Crusaders will hit the floor running against the visiting Bucknell Bison Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Crusaders currently sports a 10-9 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-0 ATS. The Bison are 16-4 and 1-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Crusaders produce a 1-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bison have gone 1-1 against the number.

View Bucknell vs Holy Cross Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Crusaders sit at No. 224 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bison sit at No. 54 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bison will win this game 73-61.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Holy Cross's No. 189-rated squad against Bucknell's No. 126-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Holy Cross rates No. 123 in the country with 6.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 316 nationally with 4.5 per match.

Defensively, Bucknell features the nation's No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.7 points per game. Holy Cross, meanwhile, comes in at No. 261 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Bucknell, they were a 65-62 loser as they battled Lehigh at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. The Bison endured a 65-62 loss at the hands of the Mountain Hawks on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from Mike Muscala at Sojka Pavilion.

Holy Cross was a 63-53 loser in its last match on the road against Lafayette. Phil Beans scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Crusaders to a win (they lost 63-53 to Lafayette at Kirby Center on Wednesday).

Next up:
Bucknell at American, Wednesday, January 30
Holy Cross home to Army, Wednesday, January 30