Bucknell Vs Holy Cross: NCAA Basketball Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – January 21, 2023

Written By Staff on January 20, 2023

The Bucknell Bison (8-12, 1-6 Patriot) will try to end a three-game home losing streak when they take on the Holy Cross Crusaders (6-14, 3-4 Patriot) on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Sojka Pavilion. The contest airs at 2:00 PM ET on ESPN+. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Bison’s (-346 to win on the moneyline) contest with the Crusaders (+271).

The betting insights in the following article use the latest odds as of January 21, 2023 at 1:42 PM ET.

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Bucknell vs Holy Cross Betting Odds

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Bucknell Offense Vs. Holy Cross Defense

Bucknell Offense Stats (Rank) Holy Cross Defense
68.7 (250) Points/Gm 70.5 (221)
6.2 (346) Possessions/Game 5.4 (11)
46.1 (95) Field Goal % 44.9 (257)
35.3 (115) 3PT % 32.0 (106)
52.7 (101) Effective FG % 50.9 (224)
56.0 (115) True Shooting % 59.6 (311)

Holy Cross Offense Vs. Bucknell Defense

Holy Cross Offense Stats (Rank) Bucknell Defense
65.3 (328) Points/Gm 67.5 (128)
5.4 (354) Possessions/Game 6.2 (18)
43.2 (249) Field Goal % 42.5 (132)
35.1 (128) 3PT % 34.5 (225)
49.0 (272) Effective FG % 49.5 (166)
51.3 (306) True Shooting % 54.2 (155)

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Bucknell Betting Insights

  • Bucknell has won seven games against the spread this season, while failing to cover or pushing 12 times.
  • The Bison have not covered the spread when favored by 7.5 points or more this season (in three opportunities).
  • Bucknell and its opponents have combined to hit the over eight out of 19 times this season.
  • Bison games this season have featured more combined points than this contest’s total of 134.5 points 10 times.
  • Bucknell’s outings this year have an average point total of 136.2, 1.7 more points than this game’s over/under.

Holy Cross Betting Insights

  • Holy Cross has put together a 10-8-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Crusaders are 5-2 ATS this season when playing as at least 7.5-point underdogs.
  • A total of nine Holy Cross’ games this season have hit the over.
  • The Crusaders have played nine games this season that ended with a point total above 134.5 points.
  • The average over/under for Holy Cross’ contests this season is 135.7, 1.2 more points than this game’s point total.

Bucknell Key Players

  • Xander Rice leads the Bison in scoring (15.1 points per game) and assists (3.9 assists per game).
  • Bucknell is led in rebounds by Alex Timmerman’s 6.9 per game.
  • Rice is the top three-point shooter for the Bison, knocking down 2.2 per game.
  • Rice leads the team with 1.2 steals per game. Andre Screen collects 1.1 blocks a contest to pace Bucknell.

Holy Cross Key Players

  • Gerrale Gates has shown out this season to lead the Crusaders in points (17.4 per game), rebounds (9.3 per game), and assists (2.5 per game).
  • Will Batchelder leads the Crusaders in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.6 made threes per game.
  • One Holy Cross player is its leader in both steals and blocks. Gates averages 1.6 steals per game and 1.4 blocks per game.
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