The Army West Point Black Knights (5-10, 0-4 Pat), who are currently riding a five-game losing streak, will try to get back in the win column when they travel to Hart Recreation Center to meet the Holy Cross Crusaders (2-15, 1-3 Pat). Action gets underway at 7:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
Army West Point Black Knights at Holy Cross Crusaders Odds Preview
The Black Knights lost big to the Boston University Terriers in their last contest, 81-59. With 14 points on 5-for-12 shooting, Lonnie Grayson led Army West Point in scoring. Boston University had an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.0 (above their season average of 27.5). Army West Point, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.143 vs. 0.089).
In the Crusaders’ last game, they were blown out by the Bucknell Bison, 75-60. With 11 points and 10 rebounds, Connor Niego played well for Holy Cross. Bucknell had a turnover percentage of 12.6 (better than their season average of 18.1). Holy Cross, meanwhile, did a fantastic job of making free throws (10-14; 71.4 percent).
Getting to the line could be scarce for Holy Cross in this meeting. The Crusaders rank 347th in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.150, while Army West Point ranks 39th in FTA rate allowed (0.166).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. In the most recent contest, the Crusaders won 56-42. The Crusaders’ turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Black Knights. Holy Cross had a rate of 12.9, while Army West Point posted a mark of 25.8.
Army West Point Black Knights at Holy Cross Crusaders ATS Prediction
Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Holy Cross, ATS Winner – Holy Cross, O/U – Under
Army West Point averages 5.9 steals per game, which ranks 163rd in the country. Holy Cross ranks 177th in steals allowed per game (8.1).
The Crusaders’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 10.6, down from 13.3 for the season.
During their last five games, the Black Knights have scored an average of 62.2 points per game (5.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 73.6 points per game (1.0 above their season average).