Maine Black Bears vs Holy Cross Crusaders Odds
Holy Cross will look to improve on its 2-1 record on Wednesday when they host Maine in NCAA basketball odds action at Hart Recreation Center.
The Black Bears will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Crusaders are 0-0 ATS. Maine is 0-0 on the totals; Holy Cross is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 179-rated Crusaders and the No. 212-ranked Black Bears, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 59-47 result in favor of the Crusaders.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Black Bears is ranked No. 192 in NCAA hoops at 36 per game. Contrast that with Holy Cross’s No. 231 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Holy Cross is the No. 109-ranked team in the country at 7.3 per game, while Maine rates No. 327 at 2 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Maine owns the country's No. 211-rated mark, allowing 67 points per game on the highway. Holy Cross, on the other hand, rates No. 150 in scoring at home.
Maine was a 67-54 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Dartmouth. The Black Bears endured a 67-54 loss at the hands of the Big Green on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Mike Allison at Leede Arena.
In their last action, Holy Cross was a 74-73 winner at home against Morgan State. The Crusaders grabbed a 74-73 win over the Bears on Sunday, behind a 20-point effort from Dave Dudzinski at Ted Constant Center.
Maine home to Brown, Saturday, November 17
Holy Cross at St. John's, Wednesday, November 21