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College Basketball Matchup - Bucknell Bison Holy Cross Crusaders Odds Preview

Holy Cross CrusadersBucknell Bison
Feb 24, 12:00 PM | Sojka Pavilion

Holy Cross Crusaders vs Bucknell Bison Odds

11-15TEAM RECORD22-5

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Sunday when the Crusaders of Holy Cross hit the hard court against the Bison of Bucknell.

Supporters of the Crusaders have watched them go 11-15 and 2-0 ATS on the year, while the Bison are at 22-5 and 2-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bison are 1-2, while the Crusaders have a 2-0 mark.

View Holy Cross vs Bucknell Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 220-rated Holy Cross taking on the No. 63-rated Bison in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 71-60 win for the Bison on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Bucknell's No. 179-ranked offense, averaging 67.4 PPG, against a Crusaders defense that ranks No. 100 at 63.5 PPG. The Bison field goal percentage has averaged 45.7% so far, more than the Crusaders marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.2% per game.

Defensively, Holy Cross features the nation's No. 45-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.7 points per game. Bucknell, meanwhile, comes in at No. 218 nationally in scoring at home.

Holy Cross was a 79-76 loser in their most recent outing at home against Lafayette. The Crusaders got 19 points from Justin Burrell, but it was Lafayette that prevailed in a 79-76 final on Wednesday at Hart Recreation Center.

In their last action, Bucknell was a 61-55 winner on the road against Lehigh. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. Bryson Johnson scored 19 points leading the Bison to a 61-55 victory over Lehigh at Stabler Arena on Monday.

Next up:
Holy Cross at Army, Wednesday, February 27
Bucknell home to American, Wednesday, February 27