Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Terriers versus the Crusaders? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on CBSS. The game will be played at Hart Center in Worcester, MA. In this Patriot League matchup, Boston is favored by -4 vs. Holy Cross. The over/under for the game is 135.5 points.

BOSTON TERRIERS VS HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Holy Cross Crusaders +4

This game will be played at Hart Center at 7:00 ET on Monday, January 29th.

WHY BET THE HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Crusaders.
  • Not only will Holy Cross pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Do the Terriers Have a Shot at a Road Win?

Through 21 games, Boston has an 8-13 record, including a 3-5 mark in Patriot League action. On the road, the Terriers are 4-8, and they have gone 2-3 when favored. After defeating Lafayette 62-48, Boston’s record over their last 10 road games is 4-6.

For the season, the Terriers have been outscored by an average of 4.7 points per game on the road, compared to a margin of -2.5 at home. Currently, Boston is on a two-game losing streak at home.

When looking at Boston’s ATS record this season, they are currently 8-12. On the road, they have gone 5-7 vs. the spread, and their last 3 road ATS mark is 2-1. As the favorite, their ATS record is 2-3, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 4-6.

This season, the over/under record for Boston’s games is 7-13. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 133.4 and today’s line of 135.5 is higher than that. This year, 15 of their games have finished with less points than today’s over/under line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 124 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2.

In their recent matchup, the Boston offense ended with 62 points against Lafayette. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 40.7% and made 7 threes. The team’s top scorer is Miles Brewster, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 9.5, while Otto Landrum also carries a PPG average of 8.6 into the game.

So far this season, the Boston defense has been performing well, ranking 40th in the country at 65.4 points allowed per contest. In today’s game, the Boston defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 5 three-pointers while giving up 48 points.

Can the Crusaders Offense Score Enough at Home?

After losing their last game to Lehigh by a score of 78-72, Holy Cross will look to snap their two-game losing streak. So far this season, the Crusaders have a 5-16 record, including a 2-6 mark in Patriot League action.

As the underdog, Holy Cross has gone 2-16 this season. At home, they have gone just 1-7, and their average scoring margin at home is -8.5 points per game.

As the underdog, Holy Cross has struggled against the spread this season, going just 4-14. At home, their ATS mark is just 1-7, and they have gone 1-8 vs. the spread in their last 10 home games. Overall, the Crusaders’ ATS record is 6-14.

This season, the over/under record for Holy Cross is 12-8. Today’s over/under line of 135.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (139.6). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. The average scoring total in their last three games is 154 points.

The Holy Cross offense is coming off a game where they scored 72 points against Lehigh. They posted a field goal percentage of 45.6% and connected on 7 threes. Leading Holy Cross in scoring vs. Lehigh was Joseph Octave with his 20 points. Caleb Kenney also added 14 points for the Crusaders.

At present, the Crusaders’ defense is nationally ranked 257th, allowing 76.3 points per game. Holy Cross’ three-point defense is currently 188th in the country at 8.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 44.1% of their shots vs. Holy Cross.