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Bucknell vs. Holy Cross - 3/5/15 Patriot Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Holy Cross Crusaders (13-15) at Bucknell Bison (18-13)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Sojka Pavilion)

The Line: Bucknell Bison -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Holy Cross Crusaders and Bucknell Bison meet Thursday night in the Patriot quarterfinal.

The Holy Cross Crusaders look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, Holy Cross is averaging 64.2 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Malcolm Miller is averaging 13.8 points and 4.8 rebounds while Justin Burrell is averaging 9.9 points and 4.1 assists. Malachi Alexander is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Eric Green is shooting 44 percent. The Holy Cross Crusaders have four players averaging at least 6.6 points, and they’re shooting 70.9 percent from the line and 34.1 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Holy Cross is allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in six of its last 10 games.

Bucknell vs. Holy Cross - 3/5/15 Patriot Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Bucknell Bison look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. On the season, Bison is averaging 67.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting and is allowing 68.2 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Chris Hass is averaging 15.4 points and 1.1 assists while Nana Foulland is averaging 10 points and 5.4 rebounds. Zach Thomas is grabbing 3.7 rebounds and J.C. Show is shooting 41.3 percent. The Bucknell Bison have four players averaging at least 6.7 points, and they’re shooting 69.3 percent from the line and 38.9 percent from deep. Defensively, Bucknell is allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in four of its last five games.

The Crusaders are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. win. The Bison are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games following a S.U. win and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games. 

Bucknell is the best team in the Patriot League and simply crushed Holy Cross when these two teams met a few weeks ago. I look for the Bison to get the W and the coer at home. 

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Bucknell Bison -6

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