The Holy Cross Crusaders (0-3) are off to a slow start and will try to get their first victory when they take on the Northeastern Huskies (2-2) at Hart Recreation Center. Tip-off is set for 7:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
Northeastern Huskies vs. Holy Cross Crusaders Betting Preview
The last time the Huskies played, they were beaten by the Old Dominion Monarchs, 76-69. Jordan Roland had a solid game for Northeastern, leading both teams in scoring with 29 points on 10-for-19 shooting. Old Dominion had an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.2 (above their season average of 34.1). Northeastern, meanwhile, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.578 vs. 0.542).
The Crusaders are trying to rebound after their 68-63 loss to the Fairfield Stags in their last matchup. Drew Lowder led Holy Cross in scoring with 16 points on 6-for-16 shooting. Fairfield had a much better free throw rate (0.241 vs. 0.115). Holy Cross, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (34.2 vs. 28.1).
Half-court execution will be at a premium when two of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams square off. Holy Cross ranks 325th in possessions per game (65.7) and Northeastern is 293rd (66.8) since the 2018-19 season. Also, the 28th-ranked offense of the Huskies (offensive efficiency of 112.7) will face off against the 293rd-ranked defense of the Crusaders (defensive efficiency of 107.4).
Northeastern Huskies vs. Holy Cross Crusaders ATS Prediction
Free Pick: SU Winner – Holy Cross, ATS Winner – Holy Cross, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Huskies rank 113th in assists per game (13.9) while the Crusaders rank 219th in assists allowed per game (14.0).
Northeastern ranks 37th in rebounds allowed per game (31.9) while Holy Cross ranks 238th (36.4).
The Huskies average 24.7 three pointers per game, which ranks 74th in the NCAA. The Crusaders rank 239th in three pointers allowed per game (23.8).
Holy Cross ranks 106th in blocks per game (3.7) while Northeastern ranks 253rd (2.1).