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Bucknell Bison vs Holy Cross Crusaders Betting Preview

Holy Cross CrusadersBucknell Bison
Jan 21, 7:00 PM | Sojka Pavilion

Holy Cross Crusaders vs Bucknell Bison Odds


Bucknell will look to improve on its 14-6 record on Saturday when they host Holy Cross in NCAAB odds action at Sojka Pavilion.

The Bison sport records of 14-6 and 2-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Crusaders have 8-10 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-2 for the Bison and 0-0 for the Crusaders.

View Holy Cross vs Bucknell Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 114-ranked Bison and the No. 201-rated Crusaders in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-63 win for the Bison on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Bucknell's No. 175 nationally ranked offense (68.3 points per game) against a Crusaders defense that sits as the No. 223 at 69 PPG. The Bison have been averaging 46.3% from the field, more than the Crusaders have managed so far this season (43.1% on average).

Defensively, Holy Cross features the nation's No. 172-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.9 points per game. Bucknell, meanwhile, comes in at No. 219 nationally in scoring at home.

Holy Cross was a 54-43 loser in their most recent outing at home against Lafayette. Devin Brown scored 8 points in a futile effort to lead the Crusaders to a win (they lost 54-43 to Lafayette at Hart Recreation Center on Thursday).

Bucknell was a 68-61 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Lehigh. The Bison got a 20-point performance from Mike Muscala, who added 12 rebounds, as Bucknell ran past Lehigh 68-61 on Wednesday at Stabler Arena.

Next up:
Holy Cross at Army, Wednesday, January 25
Bucknell home to American, Wednesday, January 25