Canisius Golden Griffins at Holy Cross Crusaders Betting Prediction 12/20/18

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The Canisius Golden Griffins (3-6) will travel to the Hart Recreation Center to meet the Holy Cross Crusaders (6-4). Action starts at 2:05 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 20, 2018.

Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Holy Cross Crusaders ATS Odds

Both teams defeated their last opponent. The Crusaders defeated the Sacred Heart Pioneers 93-81, while the Golden Griffins beat the Bucknell Bison 82-73.

Canisius dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 28.1 and a free throw rate of 0.351. For those same stats, Bucknell put up marks of 15.6 and 0.208, respectively. Meanwhile, Holy Cross’ 11.3 turnover percentage was their biggest strength over Sacred Heart, who had a rate of 27.1. Austin Butler put together a good performance for Holy Cross with 26 points. Meanwhile, Takal Molson had a solid performance for Canisius, contributing 25 points and seven rebounds.

It could be a sloppy game for the Holy Cross offense. Since the 2017-18 season, Holy Cross ranks 151st in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 18.5 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Canisius has forced the 27th-most turnovers in the country (22.1 percent).

Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Holy Cross Crusaders Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Holy Cross, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Canisius ranks 45th in steals per game (7.2) while Holy Cross ranks 108th (6.3).
  • The Golden Griffins average 25.8 three pointers per game, which ranks 108th in the NCAA. The Crusaders rank 139th in three pointers allowed per game (22.9).
  • Canisius ranks 232nd in rebounds per game (32.8) while Holy Cross ranks 246th (28.3).
  • The Crusaders rank 38th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while the Golden Griffins rank 100th (2.7).
  • Holy Cross averages 14.7 assists per game, which ranks 74th in the nation. Canisius ranks 134th in assists allowed per game (12.1).