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Struggling Southern Meets Holy Cross

The season was largely a mediocre one for Southern University with the Jaguars losing four of their final eight games and finishing with just the fourth-best record in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Despite those struggles, Southern still managed to win the SWAC. Southern faces off against a red-hot Holy Cross team that has gone 4-0 SU and ATS in their final four games.

Shark Bites
  • Southern is 10-3 SU in their past 13 games against teams with losing records.
  • Holy Cross was an underdog in each of their games this season with a listed spread.
  • The UNDER went 5-2 in Southern’s seven games with a listed total this season.

The Jaguars did manage to go 8-5 SU in their non-conference schedule, with a notable victory over in Mississippi State. Senior Adrian Rodgers has been a staple of Southern’s attack, as the guard has scored double-digit points in 16 of his past 17 games, with the lone single-digit effort being buoyed by an 11-assist outing.

Holy Cross is the worst team in the NCAAB Tournament. The Crusaders went 14-19 SU overall and just 5-13 SU within the conference. However, Holy Cross got hot at the right time and won their final four games to claim the Patriot League Conference title. Malachi Alexander was a big reason for the postseason berth as the 6’7" junior has averaged 20.8 points while shooting 56 percent in his past four contests. 

Holy Cross Crusaders vs Southern Jaguars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Holy Cross Crusaders have watched them go 13-19 and 6-3 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Southern Jaguars are at 22-12 and 3-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Southern Jaguars are 2-5, while the Holy Cross Crusaders have a 3-6 mark.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 138-rated Southern Jaguars and the No. 113-ranked Holy Cross Crusaders, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Crusaders got 26 points from Malachi Alexander as Holy Cross ran past Lehigh 59-56 on Wednesday at Stabler Arena.

The Jaguars got 19 points from Trelun Banks as Southern ran past Jackson State 54-53 on Saturday at Toyota Center.

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