Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Raiders and Crusaders. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Crusaders at Hart Center in Worcester, MA. Get ready to place your bets! In this Patriot League matchup, Colgate is favored by -13 vs. Holy Cross. The over/under for the game is 139.5 points.

COLGATE RAIDERS VS HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Holy Cross Crusaders +13

This game will be played at Hart Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 28th.

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 +13.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can Colgate Deliver Being Favored on the Road?

Colgate heads into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 22 of their 29 games this season. The Raiders have gone 19-3 in those games, including a 9-6 record on the road.

After a 66-64 loss to American, Colgate’s record sits at 20-9. They have gone 15-2 in Patriot League action, compared to 5-7 in non-conference matchups. On the road, the Raiders have won eight straight games, and they are 7-3 in their last 10.

Colgate’s ATS record this season is 14-13-2, including a mark of 6-7-2 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Raiders are 6-4 vs. the spread.

Colgate’s over/under record this season is 10-18-1 and today’s line of 139.5 is right in line with the average OU line in their games (139.4). So far, 17 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 123 points and their over/under record in that span is 0-3.

The Colgate offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 64 points versus American. During the game, they attempted 13 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 51.1%. In terms of offense, the Raiders have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, putting them 109th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 92nd in percentage and 124th in three-pointers made.

Colgate’s defense has been playing well, ranking 17th nationally, with 63.7 points allowed per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Colgate’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.9% this season.

Can the Crusaders Grab a Win at Home?

As the Holy Cross Crusaders get set to take on the Colgate Raiders, they come in as 13-point underdogs. So far this season, Holy Cross has gone 6-20 as the underdog, compared to 2-0 as the favorite.

At home this year, the Crusaders have gone just 4-8, and they are coming off a 76-66 loss to Navy. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 5-5.

As the underdog, Holy Cross has gone 8-18 vs. the spread this season and has an overall ATS record of 10-18. At home, the Crusaders are just 4-8 vs. the spread this year and 2-1 ATS in their last three home games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Holy Cross has a 4-6 ATS mark.

On the season, the over/under record for Holy Cross games is 15-12-1, and today’s line of 139.5 is just above the average over/under line in their games (137.9). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2, and the average scoring total in those games is 128 points.

The Crusaders’ offense finished with 66 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 65.7 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring is Joseph Octave, who is averaging 13.9 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Caleb Kenney also maintains a PPG average of 11.5 heading into game.

At present, the Crusaders’ defense is nationally ranked 222nd, allowing 73.9 points per game. In their most recent game, the Holy Cross defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Navy knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 76 points.