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Holy Cross Crusaders vs American Eagles in college hoops odds

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Jan 19, 2:00 PM | Hart Recreation Center

American Eagles vs Holy Cross Crusaders Odds


The Holy Cross Crusaders host American on Saturday, looking to build on their 9-8 mark against the 6-11 Eagles in college hoops action at Hart Recreation Center.

The Crusaders are 9-8 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs. the number. The Eagles, meanwhile, are 6-11 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Holy Cross go 1-0 and the Eagles go 0-0 on the totals.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 233-ranked Crusaders and the No. 319-rated Eagles in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 59-54 win for the Crusaders on Saturday.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Holy Cross's No. 317 nationally ranked offense (60.1 points per game) against a Eagles defense that sits as the No. 117 at 63.6 PPG. The Crusaders have been averaging 40% from the field, less than the Eagles have managed so far this season (40.7% on average).

Defensively, American features the nation's No. 120-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.3 points per game. Holy Cross, meanwhile, comes in at No. 292 nationally in scoring at home.

American was a 63-57 loser in its last match at home against Lehigh. Tony Wroblicky scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 63-57 to Lehigh at Bender Arena on Wednesday).

In their last action, Holy Cross was a 62-47 winner on the road against Navy. Holy Cross got 16 points from Dave Dudzinski en route to a 62-47 victory over Navy on Wednesday at Alumni Hall.

Next up:
American home to Navy, Wednesday, January 23
Holy Cross at Lafayette, Wednesday, January 23