Columbia Lions visit Holy Cross Crusaders in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Columbia Lions vs Holy Cross Crusaders Odds
Hart Recreation Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Holy Cross Crusaders and the visiting Columbia Lions in college hoops action on Tuesday.
The Crusaders sport records of 7-7 and 1-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Lions have 8-5 and 3-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-0 for the Crusaders and 2-0 for the Lions.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Crusaders - Lions odds would favor the Lions if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Holy Cross is rated No. 214 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Columbia is at No. 207. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-60 win for the Lions.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Holy Cross's No. 318 nationally ranked offense (59.6 points per game) against a Lions defense that sits as the No. 43 at 59.2 PPG. The Crusaders have been averaging 39.5% from the field, less than the Lions have managed so far this season (42.9% on average).
Defensively, Columbia features the nation's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 57.8 points per game. Holy Cross, meanwhile, comes in at No. 314 nationally in scoring at home.
Columbia was a 64-52 winner in its last match on the road against Army. Columbia earned a 64-52 victory over Army on Saturday, getting 13 points from Steve Frankoski at Christl Arena.
Holy Cross was a 61-54 loser in their most recent outing at home against Yale. Dave Dudzinski scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Crusaders to a win (they lost 61-54 to Yale at Hart Recreation Center on Friday).
Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Cornell are 5-5
After playing Army are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
A few Lions at Crusaders trends to consider:
Columbia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Columbia at Cornell, Saturday, January 19
Holy Cross at Lehigh, Saturday, January 12