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Holy Cross vs Boston University Basketball Picks 1-29-24

Boston University Terriers (8-13) vs. Holy Cross Crusaders (5-16)
January 29, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Holy Cross Crusaders +3.5; Over/Under: +135.5
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The Boston University Terriers and Holy Cross Crusaders face off on Monday in a college basketball showdown at the Hart Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Boston vs Holy Cross prediction.

Can Boston Pick up a Win?

Boston have had some issues this season, In the last game against Lafayette, Boston only gave up 48 points and they ended up winning by 12. Otto Landrum had a strong game putting up 26 points. On the season Boston is averaging 63.7 points while their defense is giving up 65.4 points per game. The defense is ranked 37th in the league and the defense is going to need to step up here. Miles Brewester is having a strong season averaging 19.5 points while shooting 41.6 percent from the field. 

Boston University Terriers Team Facts

  • Boston University has lost seven of its last eight night games.
  • Each of Boston University’s last seven road games have produced a total of 134 or fewer points.
  • Boston University has lost the first half in four of its last five games at Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex against non-AP-ranked opponents.

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Holy Cross Defense Looks to Bounce Back?

Holy Cross in the last game faced off against Lehigh and it wasn’t a good game. The offense managed 72 points, but the defense gave up 78 points. Joseph Octave had a strong game putting up 20 points, six rebounds, and one assist. Holy Cross on the season is averaging 66.9 points while their defense is giving up 76.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 328th aand the offense needs to be more consistent going forward. Joe Octave has been the top player this season averaging 15.4 points while shooting 43.4 percent from the field. 

Holy Cross Crusaders Team Facts

  • Holy Cross has lost each of its last 10 night games.
  • Each of the last eight games between Boston University and Holy Cross have produced a total of 140+ points.
  • Holy Cross has lost the first half in each of its la st 13 Monday night games against the Patriot League.

Boston vs Holy Cross Betting Prediction

This Holy Cross offense has been an issue and they are going to really struggle to get the offense going again here. Boston’s defense overall this season is giving up only 65.4 points and they are going to lockdown in this game. Boston’s offense will find success and they are going to cover the spread here with ease. Back Boston to win this game and cover the spread. Back Boston against the spread here. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Boston -3.5

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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