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College Basketball Matchup - Yale Bulldogs Holy Cross Crusaders Odds Preview

Holy Cross CrusadersYale Bulldogs
Jan 3, 7:00 PM | John J. Lee Amphitheater

Holy Cross Crusaders vs Yale Bulldogs Odds


The Yale Bulldogs will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Holy Cross Crusaders at John J. Lee Amphitheater on Tuesday in NCAAB play.

The Bulldogs are 8-4 so far on the season, and 2-2 ATS vs. the number. The Crusaders, meanwhile, are 6-7 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Yale go 2-2 and the Crusaders go 0-0 on the totals.

View Holy Cross vs Yale Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 89 (Bulldogs) and the No. 169 (Crusaders) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-66 result in favor of the Bulldogs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Yale's No. 88-ranked scoring average of 73.5 PPG, against a Crusaders defense rated No. 213 and allowing 68.6 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 43.6% to date this season, less than the Crusaders shooters have managed so far (44.3% per game).

Defensively, Holy Cross features the nation's No. 150-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.9 points per game. Yale, meanwhile, comes in at No. 48 nationally in scoring at home.

Holy Cross was a 65-61 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Dartmouth. The Crusaders grabbed a 65-61 win over the Big Green on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Devin Brown at Leede Arena.

Yale was a 90-70 loser in its last match on the road against Florida. They failed to cover the 19.5–point spread as underdogs. Yale was run off the court by the Gators on Saturday as Florida routed them 90-70 at Stephen O'Connell Center.

Yale Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Crusaders at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Yale is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Yale is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Yale is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Holy Cross

Next up:
Holy Cross home to Lehigh, Saturday, January 7
Yale home to St. Joseph's College (LI), Sunday, January 8