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Holy Cross Crusaders vs Sacred Heart Pioneers Odds
Sacred Heart looks to cover the Pioneers-Crusaders pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 2-4 mark when they host Holy Cross in college basketball wagering action.
The Pioneers are 2-4 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs. the number. The Crusaders, meanwhile, are 4-4 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Sacred Heart go 0-0 and the Crusaders go 0-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pioneers rated this week at No. 249 and the Crusaders sitting at No. 124. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 60-52 result in favor of the Crusaders.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Crusaders is ranked No. 88 in NCAA hoops at 38.1 per game. Contrast that with Sacred Heart’s No. 120 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Sacred Heart is the No. 263-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while Holy Cross rates No. 240 at 5.4 per game.
Defensively, Holy Cross features the nation's No. 30-rated defense on the road, allowing 55.8 points per game. Sacred Heart, meanwhile, comes in at No. 58 nationally in scoring at home.
Holy Cross was a 48-45 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Hartford. Dave Dudzinski scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Crusaders to a win (they lost 48-45 to Hartford at Reich Family Pavilion on Saturday).
Sacred Heart was a 69-56 loser in its last match on the road against Brown. The Pioneers endured a 69-56 loss at the hands of the Bears on Thursday, despite a 17-point effort from Louis Montes at Pizzitola Sports Center.
Holy Cross home to Dartmouth, Saturday, December 8
Sacred Heart at Lafayette, Sunday, December 9