Holy Cross Crusaders vs Lafayette Leopards Odds
Holy Cross travels to Lafayette on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 12-17 record with a victory over the Leopards.
This is a conference playoff game in the Patriot Tournament.
Supporters of the Crusaders have watched them go 12-17 and 2-0 ATS on the year, while the Leopards are at 17-14 and 1-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Leopards are 0-1, while the Crusaders have a 2-0 mark.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Lafayette Leopards as 9.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Leopards, most recently No. 309 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Crusaders, who rate No. 232 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 65-63 victory for the Leopards.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Lafayette has the nation's No. 143-rated offensive output, at 68.8 PPG. The visiting Crusaders defense ranks No. 112 allowing on average 63.9 PPG. The Leopards FG% has averaged 45.7% so far, more than the Crusaders marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.7% per game.
Defensively, Holy Cross features the nation's No. 52-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.8 points per game. Lafayette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 158 nationally in scoring at home.
Holy Cross won its last outing, a 74-59 result against Colgate on March 2. Holy Cross earned a 74-59 victory over Colgate on Saturday, getting 13 points from Dave Dudzinski at Hart Recreation Center.
Lafayette won its last outing, an 80-72 result against American on March 2. Lafayette got 22 points from Tony Johnson en route to an 80-72 victory over American on Saturday at Kirby Center.