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Holy Cross Crusaders home to Leopards in NCAAB betting action

Lafayette LeopardsHoly Cross Crusaders
Feb 29, 7:00 PM | Hart Recreation Center

Lafayette Leopards vs Holy Cross Crusaders Odds

12-17TEAM RECORD15-13

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

It's a game in the Patriot Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68.

The Crusaders are 15-13 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs. the number. The Leopards, meanwhile, are 12-17 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Holy Cross go 0-0 and the Leopards go 0-0 on the totals.

View Lafayette vs Holy Cross Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Crusaders are listed as 5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 188-rated Crusaders and the No. 314-ranked Leopards, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 67-66 result in favor of the Crusaders.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Holy Cross's No. 252 nationally ranked offense (64.6 points per game) against a Leopards defense that sits as the No. 298 at 72.6 PPG. The Crusaders have been averaging 42.8% from the field, less than the Leopards have managed so far this season (43.7% on average).

Defensively, Lafayette features the nation's No. 281-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.3 points per game. Holy Cross, meanwhile, comes in at No. 164 nationally in scoring at home.

Lafayette lost its last outing, a 76-69 result against American on February 25. The Leopards endured a 76-69 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Ryan Willen at Bender Arena.

Holy Cross won its last outing, a 65-58 result against Colgate on February 25. The Crusaders grabbed a 65-58 win over the Red Raiders on Saturday, behind a 14-point effort from R.J. Evans at Cotterell Court.