Holy Cross Crusaders at Massachusetts Minutemen ATS Prediction

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The Holy Cross Crusaders (5-3) will travel to the William D. Mullins Center to go head-to-head with the Massachusetts Minutemen (5-3). The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

Holy Cross Crusaders vs. Massachusetts Minutemen ATS Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Minutemen beat the Quinnipiac Bobcats 69-62, while the Crusaders easily got past the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights 67-49.

The Crusaders forced 19 turnovers and held the Knights to an effective field goal percentage of 0.324 (below their season average of 0.534). Meanwhile, Massachusetts’ 0.527 effective field goal percentage was their largest advantage over Quinnipiac, who had a mark of 0.383. The Minutemen’s mark was below their season average of 0.563, while the Bobcats’ was below their season average of 0.450. Massachusetts’ Luwane Pipkins had a solid performance, contributing 20 points and seven assists. Meanwhile, Jehyve Floyd fueled Holy Cross with 12 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks.

The Minutemen won the sole contest between these two teams last year, 64-50. One of Massachusetts’ largest strengths was their ability to convert at the free throw line. They were 20-22 (90.9 percent), while the Crusaders were 9-11 (81.8 percent).

Massachusetts should have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. Since last season, the Minutemen rank 82nd in effective field goal percentage (0.532), while Holy Cross ranks 188th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.505).

Holy Cross at Massachusetts Free Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Massachusetts, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Holy Cross averages 14.4 assists per game, which ranks 108th in the country. Massachusetts ranks 294th in assists allowed per game (15.7).
  • The Crusaders rank 21st in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while the Minutemen rank 99th (3.1).
  • Massachusetts ranks 283rd in rebounds per game (33.5) while Holy Cross ranks 336th (28.7).
  • The Crusaders rank 154th in steals per game (6.3) while the Minutemen rank 277th (4.9).
  • Massachusetts ranks 128th in three pointers attempted per game (22.9) while Holy Cross ranks 229th (20.2).