Betting on today’s Crusaders and Terriers game? Catch the action at Case Gym in Boston, MA, as the Terriers hosts this showdown at 12:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 135.5 points, and Boston is favored by -9.5 to win at home against Holy Cross.

HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS VS BOSTON TERRIERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Holy Cross Crusaders +9.5

This game will be played at Case Gym at 12:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Terriers.
  • Even though we have Boston winning straight-up, we like Holy Cross at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will the Crusaders Exceed Expectations on the Road?

Today, Holy Cross comes in as a 9.5-point underdog as they look to snap a two-game losing streak. So far this season, the Crusaders have gone 9-21, including a 6-11 record in Patriot League play. On the road, Holy Cross is just 4-12, and they have lost three straight away from home.

In their last game, the Crusaders fell to Colgate by a score of 77-58. Over their last 10 games, they have gone just 2-8 on the road. For the season, Holy Cross has been an underdog in 27 of their 30 games, going 6-21 in those contests.

As the underdog this season, Holy Cross has an ATS record of 8-19. On the road, they have gone 6-10 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Crusaders have an ATS mark of 4-6. Their road ATS record over their last 10 games is 3-7, and they are 0-3 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games.

On the season, the over/under record for Holy Cross is 15-13-1 and today’s over/under line of 135.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (138). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points compared to the season average of 139.1 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the Holy Cross offense tallied 58 points in a matchup against Colgate. Their field goal percentage for the game was 39.3%, and they made 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Joseph Octave, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 13.8, while Caleb Kenney also carries a PPG average of 11.7 into the game.

Currently, the Crusaders’ defense holds the 224th rank in the nation, allowing 74.0 points per game. Against Colgate, the Crusaders’ defense gave up 77 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Colgate only made 4 free-throws.

Can the Terriers Hold Strong at Home?

The Boston Terriers enter this game with a record of 14-16, including a two-game winning streak. They have gone 7-8 in Patriot League play, compared to their 7-8 record in non-conference games. At home this season, the Terriers have gone 5-6, and over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 5-5.

For the season, Boston has been the underdog in 18 games, going 7-11. As the favorite, they have gone 4-5.

This season, Boston has an ATS mark of 11-15-1, but they are just 4-6-1 vs. the spread at home. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Terriers have gone 3-6-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Boston games is 11-16, and their games have averaged 129.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 135.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (132.8). So far, 18 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2, and those matchups have averaged 135 points.

In their latest game, Boston offense put up 67 points against American. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 44.4% and made 8 threes. For the season, the Boston offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 307th in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 41%.

This season, the Boston defense has been impressive, holding the 24th position in the country while permitting an average of 65.2 points per contest. The Boston defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 52 points and allowed American to connect on 5 threes.