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Holy Cross Crusaders home to Yale Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball betting action

Yale BulldogsHoly Cross Crusaders
Jan 4, 7:00 PM | Hart Recreation Center

Yale Bulldogs vs Holy Cross Crusaders Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Yale when they take on the Holy Cross Crusaders on Friday in college hoops betting action.

The Crusaders sport records of 7-6 and 1-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bulldogs have 4-10 and 4-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-0 for the Crusaders and 3-0 for the Bulldogs.

View Yale vs Holy Cross Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Crusaders - Bulldogs odds would favor the Crusaders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Holy Cross is rated No. 202 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Yale is at No. 228. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 63-60 win for the Crusaders.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 134 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.3 per game. That compares with Holy Cross’s No. 151 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Holy Cross is college basketball's No. 193-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 188 with 6.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Yale owns the country's No. 170-rated mark, allowing 70.5 points per game on the highway. Holy Cross, on the other hand, rates No. 300 in scoring at home.

Yale was an 80-70 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Iowa State. They covered the 18.5-point spread as underdogs. Yale got 16 points from Jeremiah Kreisberg but lost anyway, 80-70, to Iowa State on Tuesday at Hilton Coliseum.

Holy Cross was a 70-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Boston College. Holy Cross suffered a 70-60 loss against Boston College on Saturday, getting 17 points from Eric Obeysekere in a losing effort at Conte Forum.

Yale Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bulldogs at Crusaders trends to consider:
Yale is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games on the road

Next up:
Yale home to Florida, Sunday, January 6
Holy Cross home to Columbia, Tuesday, January 8