Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs. Holy Cross Crusaders Free Prediction 01/22/20

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The Holy Cross Crusaders (2-17, 1-5 Pat) welcome the Lehigh Mountain Hawks (5-13, 2-4 Pat) to Hart Recreation Center. The Mountain Hawks can snap a 10-game road losing streak. Action starts at 7:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

Lehigh Mountain Hawks at Holy Cross Crusaders ATS Odds

Both teams fell in their last game. The Crusaders fell to the American University Eagles, 81-69, while the Mountain Hawks were defeated by the Bucknell Bison, 72-56.

Lehigh forced Bucknell into a turnover percentage of 19.5 (above the 15.1 mark opponents have averaged against Lehigh this season) while Holy Cross had an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.4 (above their season average of 27.0). Joe Pridgen had a solid performance for Holy Cross with 28 points and 12 rebounds. Meanwhile, Lehigh received a boost from Jeameril Wilson, who contributed 16 points and six rebounds.

This was a highly contested series last year, as the teams split their two games last season. The Crusaders won the most recent contest 73-71. Holy Cross’ 0.153 free throw rate was their biggest advantage over Lehigh, who had a mark of 0.077. This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs. Holy Cross Crusaders Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Lehigh, ATS Winner – Lehigh, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Holy Cross ranks 57th in three pointers allowed per game (19.4) while Lehigh ranks 243rd (25.7).
  • The Mountain Hawks average 5.7 steals per game, which ranks 166th in the country. The Crusaders rank 182nd in steals allowed per game (7.7).
  • The Mountain Hawks rank 201st in rebounds per game (34.4) while the Crusaders rank 230th (33.5).
  • Holy Cross ranks 169th in assists per game (12.4) while Lehigh ranks 198th in assists allowed per game (14.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Mountain Hawks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 4.4, down from 4.6 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Crusaders have scored an average of 52.0 points per game (11.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 63.4 points per game (12.4 below their season average).