Holy Cross Crusaders vs St. John's Red Storm Odds
The St. John's Red Storm will try to cover the spread at Carnesecca Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Holy Cross Crusaders in NCAA basketball action.
This season, the Red Storm are 2-2 overall and 2-2 ATS ATS, while the Crusaders are 3-1 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, St. John's boasts a 2-1 on the OU, and Holy Cross is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Red Storm, most recently No. 237 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Crusaders, who rate No. 179 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 66-63 victory for the Crusaders.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. John's's No. 141-ranked scoring average of 71.5 PPG, against a Crusaders defense rated No. 54 and allowing 58 PPG. The Red Storm FG% has averaged 45.6% to date this season, more than the Crusaders shooters have managed so far (33.9% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Holy Cross owns the country's No. 69-rated mark, allowing 52.5 points per game on the highway. St. John's, on the other hand, rates No. 186 in scoring at home.
Holy Cross was a 57-54 winner in their most recent outing at home against Maine. Phil Beans scored 19 points leading the Crusaders to a 57-54 victory over Maine at Hart Recreation Center on Wednesday.
In their last action, St. John's was a 97-78 loser on the road against Baylor. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Brady Heslip scored 29 points for Baylor on Sunday, leading the Bears to a 97-78 win over St. John's at TD Arena.
St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
A few Crusaders at Red Storm trends to consider:
St. John's is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
St. John's is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Holy Cross home to New Hampshire, Saturday, November 24
St. John's home to Florida Gulf Coast, Saturday, November 24