Lafayette Leopards vs Holy Cross Crusaders Preview
Holy Cross Crusaders vs Lafayette Leopards Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Kirby Center Wednesday as host Lafayette looks to handle the Holy Cross Crusaders in NCAA hoops action.
The Leopards bring a 8-12 record (1-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-8 Crusaders, who are 1-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Lafayette go 0-1 so far and the Crusaders go 1-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Leopards - Crusaders odds would favor the Crusaders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Lafayette is rated No. 331 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Holy Cross is at No. 224. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 65-60 win for the Crusaders.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Lafayette's No. 336-rated squad against Holy Cross's No. 191-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Lafayette rates No. 46 in the country with 7.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 134 nationally with 6.5 per match.
Defensively, Holy Cross features the nation's No. 47-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.5 points per game. Lafayette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 170 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Holy Cross was a 79-60 winner at home against American. Jordan Stevens scored 18 points leading the Crusaders to a 79-60 victory over American at Hart Recreation Center on Saturday.
Lafayette was a 66-51 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Bucknell. Lafayette suffered a 66-51 loss against Bucknell on Saturday, getting 12 points from Seth Hinrichs in a losing effort at Sojka Pavilion.
Holy Cross home to Bucknell, Saturday, January 26
Lafayette at Lehigh, Sunday, January 27