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Holy Cross vs Loyola-Maryland 1/8/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds (5-11) vs. Holy Cross Crusaders (5-11)
January 8, 2023 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Holy Cross Crusaders -1.5 / Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds +1.5; Over/Under: +130
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The Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds and the Holy Cross Crusaders meet in college basketball action from the Qubein Center on Sunday.

The Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds will try to snap a three-game losing streak after a 78-55 loss to Army in their last game. Jaylin Andrews leads the Greyhounds in scoring with 11.3 PPG along with 3.8 RPG while Kenneth Jones has 10.9 PPG and a team-high 3.4 APG to lead the Greyhounds in assists as the only other player to score in double figures for Loyola-Maryland this season. Golden Dike also has a team-high 5.7 RPG for the Greyhounds this season. As a team, Loyola-Maryland is averaging 65.4 PPG on 44.7% shooting from the field, 34.3% from three and 62.9% from the foul line this season.

The Holy Cross Crusaders will be out to bounce back from a 73-69 OT loss to American in their last game. Gerrale Gates leads the Crusaders in scoring and rebounding with 17.6 PPG and 8.9 RPG while Bo Montgomery has 11.9 PPG with 3.9 RPG and a team-high 2.9 APG to lead the Crusaders in assists. Joseph Octave has 10.7 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Holy Cross up to this point in the year. As a team, Holy Cross is averaging 66.6 PPG on 43.5% shooting from the field, 35.2% from three and 65.3% from the foul line this season.

Loyola-Maryland is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-12 ATS in their last 14 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400. Holy Cross is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a loss.

I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but I’m looking at the over here. Not because I trust either side to do a ton of scoring, but because I don’t trust either team to get the stops necessary to keep this one under the number. Both sides have been trending towards the over in recent games, so give me the over.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 130

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