Looking to win big? The Crusaders and Midshipmen face off at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The Midshipmen are hosting the game at Alumni Hall (Navy) in Annapolis, MD. This Patriot League conference matchup has an over/under of 134.5 points, and Navy is favored to win by -7 at home vs. Holy Cross.

HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS VS NAVY MIDSHIPMEN BETTING PICK

The Pick: Holy Cross Crusaders +7

This game will be played at Alumni Hall (Navy) at 2:00 ET on Sunday, February 25th.

WHY BET THE HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Midshipmen.
  • Even though we have Navy winning straight-up, we like Holy Cross at +7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 134.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Crusaders Offense Score Enough in Annapolis?

With a 9-19 record, Holy Cross has been an underdog in 25 of their 28 games this season, and they have gone 6-19 in those games. On the road, they are 4-11, and their average scoring margin is -13.3 points per game.

Most recently, the Crusaders defeated Bucknell by a score of 73-59. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 2-8, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak away from home.

As the underdog this season, Holy Cross has gone 8-17 against the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-9. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Crusaders have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Holy Cross games is 14-12-1, and today’s over/under line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (138). So far, 18 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-2-1, and the average scoring total in those games is 127 points.

Holy Cross recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 73 points against Bucknell. This output exceeded their season average of 65.6 points per game. Caleb Kenney led the scoring for the Crusaders, contributing 25 points. Additionally, Bo Montgomery chipped in with 23 points.

At this time, the Crusaders’ defense is positioned 228th in the country, permitting 73.8 points per game. The Holy Cross defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 59 points and allowed Bucknell to connect on 11 threes.

Is a Home Win Possible for the Midshipmen?

Coming into this game, Navy is 6-5 at home and has gone 6-4 in their last ten games at home. They are currently on a three-game losing streak at home, and their average scoring margin at home this season has been +1.3 points per game.

So far this season, Navy has been favored in ten games and has gone 7-3 in those games. They are 9-17 overall and have a record of 5-10 in Patriot League games.

As the favorite this season, Navy is just 4-6 vs. the spread. Their home ATS mark is 3-7-1 and they are 0-3 ATS in their last 3 games at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Midshipmen are 4-6 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Navy games is 13-11-1. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 134.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 123 points.

In their recent game, the Midshipmen’s offense concluded with 69 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 66.4 points per contest. Austin Benigni is leading the team in scoring at 16.4 points per contest. Donovan Draper has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 9.4 going into the game.

In the current season, the Navy defense has excelled, sitting 74th in the nation by allowing 67.7 points per game. In today’s game vs. Holy Cross, the Navy defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Navy made 17 free-throws vs. the Midshipmen.