Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Crusaders and Black Knights. The game is starting at 1:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Black Knights at Christl Arena in West Point, NY. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 128.5 points, and the Black Knights are the home favorites against the Crusaders in a Patriot League conference matchup.
HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS VS ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Army Black Knights -6.5
This game will be played at Christl Arena at 1:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.
WHY BET THE ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Black Knights.
- Not only will Army pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 128.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Will Holy Cross Find a Way to Win on the Road?
Heading into today’s game, Holy Cross is 3-11 overall and are the underdogs by 6.5 points. They have lost seven straight games and are 1-11 as the underdog this season.
In their last game, the Crusaders faced Bucknell and lost by a score of 70-58. This season, Holy Cross is 2-7 on the road and have an average scoring margin of -14.2 points per game on the road.
As the underdog, Holy Cross has gone just 3-9 against the spread this season. On the road, their ATS record is 4-5 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are just 1-9 vs. the spread.
This season, the over/under record for Holy Cross games is 6-7, and today’s line of 128.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (141.2). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points.
Coming off their recent game, the Holy Cross offense tallied 58 points in a matchup against Bucknell. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.5%, and they made 5 threes. On the offensive front, the Crusaders have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, ranking 295th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 205th in terms of percentage and 164th in three-pointers made.
Coming into today’s game, the Holy Cross defense is giving up an average of 76.7 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.5 threes per game vs. Army. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 35.9%.
Will Army Find a Way to Win at Home?
Army will be looking to bounce back from their 52-47 loss to Lafayette in their last game. So far this season, the Black Knights have an overall record of 4-10 and are 2-4 at home.
Today, Army is favored by 6.5 points and have been favored in four of their 14 games this season. As the favorite, they have a record of 2-2.
Army has not been a good team to bet on this season as they have gone just 6-7 against the spread. Their ATS record at home is even worse at just 1-5. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Black Knights are just 3-7 vs. the spread.
So far this season, Army’s over/under record is 3-10 and their games have averaged 124.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 128.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (134.2). In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-2 and the average scoring total is 107 points.
In their most recent game, the Army offense concluded with only 47 points against Lafayette. Throughout the game, they made 5/17 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 35.6%. Josh Scovens is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 13.4. Meanwhile, Ryan Curry also brings a PPG average of 10.1 into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Army defense is giving up an average of 62.6 points per contest. Against Lafayette, the Black Knights’ defense gave up 52 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Lafayette only made 7 free-throws.