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Holy Cross Crusaders take on Huskies in college basketball test

Holy Cross CrusadersConnecticut Huskies
Dec 18, 1:00 PM | Gampel Pavilion

Holy Cross Crusaders vs Connecticut Huskies Odds

4-6TEAM RECORD8-1

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Holy Cross when they take on the Huskies on Sunday in college hoops betting action.

Connecticut battles the Crusaders, currently sitting with a 4-6 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-5 for the Huskies and 0-0 for the Crusaders.

View Holy Cross vs Connecticut Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 44-ranked Huskies and the No. 145-rated Crusaders in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 79-68 win for the Huskies on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Crusaders is ranked No. 212 in NCAA hoops at 34.5 per game. Contrast that with Connecticut’s No. 22 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Connecticut is the No. 145-ranked team in the country at 6.6 per game, while Holy Cross rates No. 166 at 6.3 per game.

Defensively, Holy Cross features the nation's No. 160-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.2 points per game. Connecticut, meanwhile, comes in at No. 138 nationally in scoring at home.

Holy Cross was a 71-60 winner in its last match at home against Sacred Heart. The Crusaders grabbed a 71-60 win over the Pioneers on Friday, behind a 22-point effort from Devin Brown at Hart Recreation Center.

Connecticut was a 67-53 winner in their most recent outing at home against Harvard. They covered the 6.5–point spread as favorites. Connecticut got 18 points from Jeremy Lamb en route to a 67-53 victory over Harvard on Thursday at Gampel Pavilion.

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Fairfield are 8-0
After playing Harvard are 0-2
After a win are 9-1

A few Crusaders at Huskies trends to consider:
Connecticut is 19-1 SU in its last 20 games
Connecticut is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Holy Cross home to San Francisco, Thursday, December 22
Connecticut home to Fairfield, Thursday, December 22

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