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College Basketball Matchup - Holy Cross Crusaders Lafayette Leopards Odds Preview

Lafayette LeopardsHoly Cross Crusaders
Jan 19, 7:00 PM | Hart Recreation Center

Lafayette Leopards vs Holy Cross Crusaders Odds


Holy Cross will look to improve on its 8-9 record on Thursday when they host Lafayette in NCAAB odds action at Hart Recreation Center.

The Crusaders sport records of 8-9 and 0-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Leopards have 7-11 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Crusaders and 0-0 for the Leopards.

View Lafayette vs Holy Cross Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 201-ranked Crusaders and the No. 321-rated Leopards in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 67-65 win for the Crusaders on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Leopards rank No. 326 in NCAA Division 1 with 30.3 per game. That compares with Holy Cross’s No. 225 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Holy Cross is college basketball's No. 197-ranked team at 5.9 per game, while the Leopards rate No. 3 with 9.6 per game.

Defensively, Lafayette features the nation's No. 280-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.8 points per game. Holy Cross, meanwhile, comes in at No. 100 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Lafayette was a 79-65 loser at home against Bucknell. The Leopards endured a 79-65 loss at the hands of the Bison on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Seth Hinrichs at Kirby Center.

Holy Cross was a 67-54 loser in their most recent outing on the road against American. The Crusaders endured a 67-54 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Devin Brown at Bender Arena.

Next up:
Lafayette home to Lehigh, Sunday, January 22
Holy Cross at Bucknell, Saturday, January 21