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Boston vs Holy Cross Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 15th Betting Odds
Terriers vs Crusaders Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Boston Terriers at Holy Cross Crusaders
- Where: Worcester at Hart Center
- Date: Wednesday, February 15th
- Betting Odds: Boston -2.5, BOSTU -147 | HOLY +119 O/U 134.0
Boston heads into this matchup having played 27 games and have an overall record sitting at 12-15. On the road, the Terriers will be playing their 15th game of the season, having gone 5-10. This season, Boston has been favored to win in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 10-5. For today’s contest, Boston has a betting line set -2.5 points in their favor.
Walter Whyte comes into today’s game as the Terriers’ leading scorer at 14.58 points per contest. Not only has Whyte been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Boston’s top rebounder at 5.81 boards per contest. Behind Whyte, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jonas Harper, who is second on the team in scoring at 10.11 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.2% of his shots and is adding 1.74 boards per game.
Coming into today’s game, Boston will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Terriers are ranked 189th at 71.3 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 633rd ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Boston is close to the NCAA average at 35.8%.
Holy Cross heads into this matchup having played 27 games and have an overall record sitting at 9-18. So far this season, Holy Cross has played 15 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-10. For the season, Holy Cross has been the underdog in 23 games, sitting with a mark of 6-17. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Crusaders being +2.5 point underdogs.
Gerrale Gates comes into today’s game as the Crusaders’ leading scorer at 16.54 points per contest. Not only has Gates been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Holy Cross’ top rebounder at 8.88 boards per contest. Behind Gates, the team has benefited from the strong play of Will Batchelder, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.56 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.8% of his shots and is adding 2.04 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Holy Cross this season, as they are currently ranked 375th in college basketball at 65.2 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Crusaders’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.3%, placing them 223rd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Boston Terriers -2.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Boston Terriers to pick up the win and cover the spread as -2.5 point betting favorites. Although Boston as a team is just 95th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Crusaders’ defense. At -2.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Terriers to come out on top and cover.