Bucknell vs. Holy Cross - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Bucknell vs. Holy Cross - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Holy Cross Crusaders (3-28) at Bucknell Bison (12-19)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Sojka Pavilion)

The Line: Bucknell Bison -13 -- Over/Under: 143

TV: PLN

The Holy Cross Crusaders and Bucknell Bison meet Tuesday in the college basketball Patriot Tournament at the Sojka Pavilion.

The Holy Cross Crusaders look for their first win since January 22. The Holy Cross Crusaders are averaging 65.9 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 79.7 points on 49.5 percent shooting. Joe Pridgen is averaging 17.2 points and 6.7 rebounds while Drew Lowder is averaging 14.1 points and 3.3 assists. Austin Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Marlon Hargis is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Holy Cross Crusaders are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.3 percent from the free throw line. The Holy Cross Crusaders are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.2 rebounds per game. The Holy Cross Crusaders haven’t won a road game this season.

The Bucknell Bison look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Bucknell Bison are averaging 68 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Jimmy Sotos is averaging 11.7 points and 3.6 rebounds while John Meeks is averaging 11.6 points and 5.4 rebounds. Andrew Funk is the third double-digit scorer and Avi Toomer is dishing 1.9 assists. The Bucknell Bison are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Bucknell Bison are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game. The Bucknell Bison have won five of their last seven home games.

The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Holy Cross Crusaders have been rocked twice this year by Bucknell, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 22 points while shooting 36.7 percent from the field. Holy Cross loses on the road by an average of 13.7 points while allowing 50.6 percent shooting from the field. The Bucknell Bison aren't known for blowouts and points can be crucial in tournament games, but we've seen nothing in the first two meetings that indicates Holy Cross having success here, especially in its current form. 

Randy’s Pick Bucknell Bison -13

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.