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Holy Cross CrusadersAmerican Eagles
Jan 14, 2:00 PM | Bender Arena

Holy Cross Crusaders vs American Eagles Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Bender Arena Saturday as host American looks to handle the Holy Cross Crusaders in NCAAB action.

The Eagles bring a 10-7 record (0-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-8 Crusaders, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed American go 0-0 so far and the Crusaders go 0-0.

View Holy Cross vs American Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Eagles rated this week at No. 271 and the Crusaders sitting at No. 184. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 67-64 result in favor of the Eagles.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and American has the nation's No. 253-rated offensive output, at 64.3 PPG. The visiting Crusaders defense ranks No. 249 allowing on average 70.1 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 41.4% so far, less than the Crusaders marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.4% per game.

Defensively, Holy Cross features the nation's No. 183-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.4 points per game. American, meanwhile, comes in at No. 171 nationally in scoring at home.

Holy Cross was a 73-69 winner in its last match at home against Navy. The Crusaders grabbed a 73-69 win over the Midshipmen on Wednesday, behind a 22-point effort from Devin Brown at Hart Recreation Center.

American was a 71-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Lehigh. The Eagles got 22 points from Charles Hinkle, but it was Lehigh that prevailed in a 71-60 final on Wednesday at Stabler Arena.

Next up:
Holy Cross home to Lafayette, Thursday, January 19
American at Navy, Wednesday, January 18