New Hampshire Wildcats visit Holy Cross Crusaders in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
New Hampshire Wildcats vs Holy Cross Crusaders Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Holy Cross Crusaders try to run the New Hampshire Wildcats off the court at Hart Recreation Center in college hoops action.
The Crusaders are 3-2 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs. the number. The Wildcats, meanwhile, are 2-2 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Holy Cross go 0-0 and the Wildcats go 0-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Crusaders, most recently No. 179 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wildcats, who rate No. 246 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 73-61 victory for the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Holy Cross's No. 319-ranked scoring average of 57.2 PPG, against a Wildcats defense rated No. 128 and allowing 63.5 PPG. The Crusaders FG% has averaged 34.9% to date this season, less than the Wildcats shooters have managed so far (43.7% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, New Hampshire owns the country's No. 156-rated mark, allowing 67.7 points per game on the highway. Holy Cross, on the other hand, rates No. 261 in scoring at home.
New Hampshire was a 69-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against NJIT. New Hampshire suffered a 69-67 loss against NJIT on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Chandler Rhoads in a losing effort at Fleisher Center.
Holy Cross was a 65-53 loser in their most recent outing on the road against St. John's. Holy Cross suffered a 65-53 loss against St. John's on Wednesday, getting 12 points from Dave Dudzinski in a losing effort at Carnesecca Arena.
New Hampshire at Connecticut, Thursday, November 29
Holy Cross at Providence, Tuesday, November 27