Holy Cross Crusaders vs Black Knights College Hoops Game Preview
Holy Cross Crusaders vs Army Black Knights Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Army Black Knights try to run the Holy Cross Crusaders off the court at Christl Arena in college hoops action.
The Black Knights sit at 14-13 (1-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Crusaders are currently 11-16 (2-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Army is 0-0 OU, and Holy Cross is 2-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 153-ranked Black Knights and the No. 241-rated Crusaders in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-64 win for the Black Knights on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Army's No. 60 nationally ranked offense (72.8 points per game) against a Crusaders defense that sits as the No. 111 at 63.9 PPG. The Black Knights have been averaging 45.1% from the field, more than the Crusaders have managed so far this season (41.2% on average).
Defensively, Holy Cross features the nation's No. 51-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.5 points per game. Army, meanwhile, comes in at No. 90 nationally in scoring at home.
Holy Cross was a 74-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Bucknell. The Crusaders endured a 74-57 loss at the hands of the Bison on Sunday, despite a 16-point effort from Justin Burrell at Sojka Pavilion.
Army was a 72-58 winner in their most recent outing on the road against American. Ella Ellis scored 15 points leading the Black Knights to a 72-58 victory over American at Bender Arena on Saturday.
Holy Cross home to Colgate, Saturday, March 2
Army at Lehigh, Saturday, March 2