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Army Black Knights vs. Holy Cross Crusaders - 3/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Holy Cross Crusaders (12-19) at Army Black Knights (19-12)

College Basketball: Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Christl Arena)

The Line: Army Black Knights -6.5 -- Over/Under: 141 See the Latest Odds

TV: CBS Sports Network

The Holy Cross Crusaders will travel to play the Army Black Knights in the semi-final of the Patriot Tournament.

The Army Black Knights are 19-12 (9-9) and are the #4 seed in the Patriot tournament. Army won their first game of the Patriot tournament against Colgate by a score of 79-72. Army defeated Holy Cross at home by a score of 72-68 in these two teams second meeting of the season. Army is averaging 78.6 points per game while giving up 75.3 points per game. Army is also averaging 40.5 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game. Tanner Plomb is averaging 20.2 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for Army. Kyle Wilson is averaging 16.2 points per game and 2.3 rebounds per game for the Black Knights. Army is shooting 69.6% on free throws, 34.2% on three-pointers, and 43.6% on all field goal attempts.

Army Black Knights vs. Holy Cross Crusaders - 3/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Holy Cross Crusaders are 12-19 (5-13) and are the #9 seed in the Patriot tournament. Holy Cross defeated Loyola (MD) by a score of 72-67 and Bucknell by a score of 77-72 in their first two rounds of the Patriot tournament. Holy Cross defeated Army at home by a score of 69-65 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Holy Cross is averaging 65.7 points per game while giving up 71.1 points per game. Holy Cross is also averaging 30.2 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game. Robert Champion is averaging 11.5 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game for Holy Cross. Malachi Alexander is averaging 11.5 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game for the Crusaders. Holy Cross is shooting 69.7% on free throws, 32.4% on three-pointers, and 41.3% on all field goal attempts.

Holy Cross is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games. Holy Cross is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. Army is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games. Army is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. The over is 6-1 in Army’s last 7 home games.

Holy Cross is coming off of one of their biggest wins of the season and will have plenty of momentum coming into this game. Army has had a good season and has the better offense in this game. Army also has the big rebounding advantage in this matchup. I think Army will win this game, but I am taking the points with Holy Cross because of the momentum they have coming off of their win against Bucknell. 

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