Holy Cross Crusaders at Bucknell Bison ATS Prediction 01/11/20

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The Holy Cross Crusaders (2-14, 1-2 Pat) head to Sojka Pavilion to challenge the Bucknell Bison (6-10, 2-1 Pat). The Crusaders will try to end an eight-game road losing streak. Action begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Holy Cross Crusaders at Bucknell Bison Betting Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last matchup. The Bison were beaten by the Navy Midshipmen, 60-56, while the Crusaders were blown out by the Lafayette Leopards, 82-64.

Holy Cross had a better turnover percentage (15.9 vs. 16.5) while Bucknell forced Navy into a turnover percentage of 27.4 (above their season average of 17.9). John Meeks had a solid performance for Bucknell, finishing with 18 points and five rebounds. Meanwhile, Holy Cross was lifted by Connor Niego, who put up 16 points and seven rebounds.

The Bison edged out the Crusaders in this series last year, securing victories in two out of three games. In the most recent matchup, Bucknell won 77-65. Converting at the free throw line was one of Bucknell’s biggest strengths. They were 9-11 (81.8 percent), while the Crusaders were just 5-10 (50.0 percent). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Holy Cross at Bucknell Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Bucknell, ATS Winner – Bucknell, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Bucknell ranks 119th in steals per game (6.6) while Holy Cross ranks 170th in steals allowed per game (7.9).
  • The Bison rank 41st in three pointers allowed per game (18.7) while the Crusaders rank 91st (20.8).
  • Holy Cross ranks 215th in rebounds per game (33.6) while Bucknell ranks 240th (32.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Crusaders’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 11.8, down from 13.2 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Bison have scored an average of 66.2 points per game (2.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.6 points per game (7.2 below their season average).