NCAA hoops odds preview - Holy Cross vs. Colgate
Holy Cross Crusaders vs Colgate Red Raiders Odds
The Colgate Red Raiders host Holy Cross on Saturday, looking to build on their 8-14 mark against the 10-11 Crusaders in college hoops action at Cotterell Court.
Colgate battles the Crusaders, currently sitting with a 10-11 mark (1-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-0 for the Red Raiders and 1-0 for the Crusaders.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Red Raiders sit at No. 243 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Crusaders sit at No. 202 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Crusaders will win this game 63-58.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Colgate's No. 131-rated squad against Holy Cross's No. 209-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Colgate rates No. 79 in the country with 7.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 124 nationally with 6.6 per match.
Defensively, Holy Cross features the nation's No. 45-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.6 points per game. Colgate, meanwhile, comes in at No. 203 nationally in scoring at home.
Holy Cross lost its last outing, an 80-66 result against Army on January 30. The Crusaders endured an 80-66 loss at the hands of the Black Knights on Wednesday, despite a 14-point effort from Justin Burrell at Hart Recreation Center.
Colgate was a 69-40 loser in its last match on the road against Lafayette. Colgate was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Lafayette and falling by a 69-40 score at Kirby Center.
Holy Cross home to Lehigh, Saturday, February 9
Colgate home to NJIT, Wednesday, February 6