Looking to win big? The Crusaders and Raiders face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Raiders are hosting the game at Cotterell Court in Hamilton, NY. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 141.5 points, and Colgate is favored by -18.5 to win at home against Holy Cross.

HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS VS COLGATE RAIDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Holy Cross Crusaders +18.5

This game will be played at Cotterell Court at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 14th.

WHY BET THE HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Raiders.
  • Even though we have Colgate winning straight-up, we like Holy Cross at +18.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Do the Crusaders Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

Through 25 games, Holy Cross has an overall record of 8-17, including a 5-7 record in Patriot League play. The Crusaders are 4-10 on the road this season, and they come into today’s game at Colgate as 18.5-point underdogs.

In their last game, Holy Cross took down American by a score of 58-56. Over their last 10 road games, the Crusaders have gone just 2-8. So far this season, they have been the underdog in 22 of their 25 games, going 5-17 in those matchups.

As the underdog this season, Holy Cross has a record of 7-15 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-8, and their last 10 road ATS record is 3-7. In their last 3 games as the underdog, the Crusaders are 2-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Holy Cross games this season (138.4). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, their games have had an average of 128 points compared to their season average of 140.5 points per game.

The Holy Cross offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 58 points versus American. During the game, they attempted 19 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 41.5%. Bo Montgomery was the leading scorer for the Crusaders, putting up 13 points. In addition, Caleb Kenney contributed 12 points.

At present, the Crusaders’ defense is nationally ranked 224th, allowing 74.5 points per game. Against American in their most recent game, the Holy Cross defense gave up a total of 56 points while allowing American to hit 41% of their shots.

Can the Raiders Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

Colgate enters tonight’s game against Holy Cross as the heavy favorite, as they are 15-2 when favored this season. The Raiders have been especially good at home, going 9-2, compared to 7-6 on the road.

Colgate has won nine straight games and has an overall record of 17-8. Their average scoring margin at home is +10.9, and they are 8-2 in their last 10 games at home.

When looking at Colgate’s ATS record this season, they are currently 13-9-2. At home, their ATS mark is 7-4 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Raiders are 7-3 vs. the spread. In their last three home games, Colgate has gone 2-1 ATS.

Colgate’s over/under record for the season is 10-14 and the average scoring total in their games is 135.5 points. Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (140.3). So far, 16 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points and the OU record over their last 10 games is 6-4.

In their previous game, the Raiders’ offense finished with 76 points, which is right in line with their current average of 71.6 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Braeden Smith, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 12.9, while Ryan Moffatt also maintains a PPG average of 10.6 leading up to the game.

At present, the Raiders’ defense is nationally ranked 23rd, allowing 64.6 points per game. The Colgate defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 62 points and allowed Loyola Maryland to connect on 9 threes.