Holy Cross Crusaders vs. Colgate Raiders ATS Prediction 02/23/20

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The Holy Cross Crusaders (3-25, 2-13 Pat) travel to Cotterell Court to challenge the Colgate Raiders (21-7, 12-3 Pat). The Crusaders look to put an end to their eight-game losing streak. The game is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 23, 2020.

Holy Cross Crusaders at Colgate Raiders Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Raiders barely escaped the Lehigh Mountain Hawks, 70-67, while the Crusaders lost big to the Bucknell Bison, 69-48.

The Raiders forced 19 turnovers, while the Mountain Hawks had a free throw rate of 0.115 (below their season average of 0.196). Holy Cross, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.074 vs. 0.000). Colgate was lifted by Rapolas Ivanauskas, who finished with 15 points and nine rebounds. Meanwhile, Matt Faw led the way for Holy Cross, contributing 16 points and 10 rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Will Rayman led the Raiders to a 73-64 victory. He recorded a double-double with 25 points and 12 rebounds. Colgate’s 0.213 free throw rate was their biggest advantage over Holy Cross, who had a mark of 0.047.

The high-powered offense of Colgate (43rd in the country with an offensive efficiency of 109.6) will battle against the porous defense of Holy Cross (351st in the country with a defensive efficiency of 115.3). The Raiders should have the advantage on that side of the ball. Furthermore, the Crusaders, who rank 337th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.171), could struggle to get to the line against the Raiders, who rank 15th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.158).

Holy Cross Crusaders vs. Colgate Raiders Odds Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Colgate, ATS Winner – Holy Cross, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Colgate ranks 11th in three pointers attempted per game (28.4) while Holy Cross ranks 153rd (21.8).
  • The Raiders rank 167th in steals per game (5.9) while the Crusaders rank 227th (5.0).
  • The Raiders rank 130th in rebounds per game (35.9) while the Crusaders rank 270th (32.2).
  • Colgate ranks 84th in assists per game (14.2) while Holy Cross ranks 198th in assists allowed per game (13.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Crusaders’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 12.2, up from 12.0 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Raiders have scored an average of 75.4 points per game (0.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 65.0 points per game (3.6 below their season average).