Rhode Island Rams at Holy Cross Crusaders Betting Prediction


The Holy Cross Crusaders (6-3) will be at home in the Hart Recreation Center when they challenge the Rhode Island Rams (3-3). The game gets underway at 1:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Rhode Island Rams vs. Holy Cross Crusaders ATS Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Crusaders defeated the Sacred Heart Pioneers 93-81, while the Rams easily got past the Bryant Bulldogs 97-63.

Rhode Island dominated every facet of the game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.576 and a turnover percentage of 10.9. Bryant recorded marks of 0.382 and 15.9, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, Holy Cross’ turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over Sacred Heart. The Crusaders had a rate of 11.3, while the Pioneers posted a mark of 27.1. Austin Butler put together a good outing for Holy Cross with 26 points. Meanwhile, Rhode Island was led by Jeff Dowtin, who contributed 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.

The Rams won the only contest between these two teams last year, 88-66. The Rams’ 11.2 turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Crusaders, who had a mark of 22.3.

Based on historical performance heading into this one, ball protection could play a key role in this battle. Dating back to last season, Holy Cross has committed the 33rd-fewest miscues in the nation (turnover percentage of 18.6 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Rhode Island has forced the 19th-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 22.9 percent).

Rhode Island Rams at Holy Cross Crusaders Odds Pick

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

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Rhode Island ranks 172nd in rebounds per game (35.6) while Holy Cross ranks 316th (28.6).
  • The Rams rank eighth in three pointers allowed per game (17.1) while the Crusaders rank 83rd (23.0).
  • Rhode Island ranks 47th in steals per game (7.4) while Holy Cross ranks 119th (6.3).
  • The Crusaders rank fifth in assists per game (14.7) while the Rams rank 92nd (14.6).
  • Rhode Island ranks 121st in blocks per game (3.5) while Holy Cross ranks 203rd in blocks allowed per game (2.5).