Holy Cross Crusaders vs Navy Midshipmen Odds
Navy will look to improve on its 6-11 record on Wednesday when they host Holy Cross in NCAA basketball odds action at Alumni Hall.
Navy battles the Crusaders, currently sitting with a 8-8 mark (1-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Midshipmen and 1-0 for the Crusaders.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Midshipmen - Crusaders odds would favor the Crusaders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Navy is rated No. 255 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Holy Cross is at No. 233. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 60-58 win for the Midshipmen.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Navy's No. 321 nationally ranked offense (59.4 points per game) against a Crusaders defense that sits as the No. 96 at 62.8 PPG. The Midshipmen have been averaging 42.5% from the field, more than the Crusaders have managed so far this season (39.7% on average).
Defensively, Holy Cross features the nation's No. 69-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.1 points per game. Navy, meanwhile, comes in at No. 335 nationally in scoring at home.
Holy Cross was a 79-47 loser in its last match on the road against Lehigh. The Crusaders were hammered by Lehigh on Saturday, losing by a 79-47 final at Stabler Arena in college basketball betting action.
Navy was a 64-47 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Lafayette. Brandon Venturini scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Midshipmen to a win (they lost 64-47 to Lafayette at Kirby Center on Saturday).
Holy Cross home to American, Saturday, January 19
Navy at Army, Sunday, January 20