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Colgate Red Raiders take on Crusaders in NCAA basketball test

Colgate Red RaidersHoly Cross Crusaders
March 2, 12:00 PM | Hart Recreation Center

Colgate Red Raiders vs Holy Cross Crusaders Odds

11-19TEAM RECORD11-17

Hart Recreation Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Holy Cross Crusaders and the visiting Colgate Red Raiders in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Crusaders bring a 11-17 record (2-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-19 Red Raiders, who are 1-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Holy Cross go 2-0 so far and the Red Raiders go 1-0.

View Colgate vs Holy Cross Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Crusaders, most recently No. 241 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Red Raiders, who rate No. 250 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 61-59 victory for the Crusaders.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Holy Cross's No. 309 nationally ranked offense (60.9 points per game) against a Red Raiders defense that sits as the No. 248 at 69.5 PPG. The Crusaders have been averaging 41.4% from the field, less than the Red Raiders have managed so far this season (41.7% on average).

Defensively, Colgate features the nation's No. 248-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.5 points per game. Holy Cross, meanwhile, comes in at No. 268 nationally in scoring at home.

Colgate was an 80-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against Lafayette. Colgate suffered an 80-67 loss against Lafayette on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Murphy Burnatowski in a losing effort at Cotterell Court.

Holy Cross lost its last outing, a 69-62 result against Army on February 27. The Crusaders got 16 points from Phil Beans, but it was Army that prevailed in a 69-62 final on Wednesday at Christl Arena.