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Colgate Red Raiders take on Crusaders in college basketball test

Colgate Red RaidersHoly Cross Crusaders
Jan 28, 5:00 PM | Hart Recreation Center

Colgate Red Raiders vs Holy Cross Crusaders Odds

6-14TEAM RECORD8-12

The Holy Cross Crusaders will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Red Raiders at Hart Recreation Center in NCAAB action.

The Crusaders are 8-12 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs. the number. The Red Raiders, meanwhile, are 6-14 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Holy Cross go 0-0 and the Red Raiders go 0-0 on the totals.

View Colgate vs Holy Cross Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 223-ranked Crusaders and the No. 329-rated Red Raiders in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 63-58 win for the Crusaders on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Holy Cross's No. 246 nationally ranked offense (64.4 points per game) against a Red Raiders defense that sits as the No. 311 at 74.6 PPG. The Crusaders have been averaging 42.2% from the field, less than the Red Raiders have managed so far this season (43.5% on average).

Defensively, Colgate features the nation's No. 323-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.7 points per game. Holy Cross, meanwhile, comes in at No. 155 nationally in scoring at home.

Colgate was an 82-76 loser in their most recent outing at home against Lafayette. The Red Raiders endured an 82-76 loss at the hands of the Leopards on Wednesday, despite a 19-point effort from Sterling Melville at Cotterell Court.

Holy Cross was a 74-68 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Army. The Crusaders endured a 74-68 loss at the hands of the Black Knights on Wednesday, despite an 18 -point effort from R.J. Evans at Christl Arena.

Next up:
Colgate at NJIT, Wednesday, February 1
Holy Cross at Lehigh, Saturday, February 4

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