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Holy Cross vs American 1/5/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

American Eagles (10-3) vs. Holy Cross Crusaders (5-10)
January 5, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Holy Cross Crusaders +6 / American Eagles -6; Over/Under: +127.5
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The American Eagles and Holy Cross Crusaders meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Hart Center. The American Eagles look for their 11th win. The Holy Cross Crusaders look for their sixth win.

The American Eagles are averaging 68.2 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 63.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Matt Rogers is averaging 13.7 points and 5.5 rebounds, while Johnny O’Neil is averaging 11.8 points and 1.4 assists. Colin Smalls is the third double-digit scorer and Geoff Sprouse is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The American Eagles are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The American Eagles are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.9 rebounds per game.

The Holy Cross Crusaders are averaging 66.4 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 72.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Gerrale Gates is averaging 17.1 points and 2.5 assists, while Bo Montgomery is averaging 11.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. Jospeh Octave is the third double-digit scorer and Louth-M Coulibaly is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Holy Cross Crusaders are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 65.2 percent from the free throw line. The Holy Cross Crusaders are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game.

The Eagles are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Crusaders are 18-37 ATS in their last 55 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Eagles last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Crusaders last 5 Thursday games. The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Holy Cross Crusaders are just not a good team, no matter how you slice it, and that includes losing by an average of 9.6 points as underdogs. The American Eagles have shown they can win on the road already, and they’re shooting 52.3 percent from the field in their last 5 games. Just two teams heading in different directions. Give me American in a comfortable road win.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: American Eagles -6

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