Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Crusaders versus the Eagles? Tip off is at at 5:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Winthrop Coliseum in Rock Hill, SC. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 143.5 points, and the Eagles are favored to win at home vs. the Crusaders.
HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS VS WINTHROP EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Winthrop Eagles -11
This game will be played at Winthrop Coliseum at 5:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE WINTHROP EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-65 in favor of the Eagles.
- Not only will Winthrop pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -11.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Do the Crusaders Have What it Takes in Rock Hill?
As they prepare for their 4th game of the season, Holy Cross has a 1-2 record. The Crusaders have a 1-1 record when playing away from home, and they are 0-1 at home. As of today’s game, Holy Cross has a 1-2 record against the spread this season. When playing on the road, Holy Cross is 1-1 ATS this season and has gone 6-4 ATS in their last ten road games.
After three games, Holy Cross has an over/under record of 2-1-0, with their games averaging a combined 146.7 points per game so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Crusaders’ games have averaged 70 points per game, along with an over/under record of 3-2.
In their latest game, Holy Cross offense put up 77 points against Sacred Heart. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 48.5% and made 9 threes. For the season, the Holy Cross offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 351st in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 49%.
On the defensive side, Holy Cross is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 74.7 points per game. In their previous game vs. Sacred Heart, the Pioneers finished with a field goal percentage of 48% and a total of 84 points vs. Holy Cross.
Can the Eagles Hold Strong at Home?
Winthrop comes into today’s game against Holy Cross with a season record of 0-2. In their previous ten home games, Winthrop has a 4-6 record, which includes last year. As Winthrop faces Holy Cross, their ATS record stands at 0-2. Looking back at their last ten games, including the previous season, Winthrop has gone 3-5-1 vs. the spread.
After two games, Winthrop has an over/under record of 1-1-0, with their games averaging a combined 140 points per game so far. Looking at the Eagles’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-0 with their games averaging 84 points per game.
The Eagles’ offense wrapped up their last game with 72 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 75.3 points per contest. The top scorer for the Eagles was Kasen Harrison with 19 points, while Kelton Talford also added 16 to the scoreboard.
At present, the Eagles’ defense is nationally ranked 47th, allowing 65.3 points per game. In today’s game, the Winthrop defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 3 three-pointers while giving up 74 points.