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Lehigh vs. Holy Cross - 2/24/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Holy Cross at Lehigh
Date & Time Sunday February 24, 2019, 12:00 PM (EST)
Stabler Arena
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
The Line
Lehigh Mountain Hawks -4 O/U: 143.5
TV Channel
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The Holy Cross Crusaders and the Lehigh Mountain Hawks will match up in college basketball action on Sunday.

Holy Cross enters this game with a 14-14 mark on the year. The Crusaders have lost three of their last four games, taking out Bucknell and falling to Lafayette, Colgate and Boston U in that stretch.

In the loss to the Terriers, Holy Cross’ Jehyve Floyd managed a double-double on 18 points with 12 rebounds. Austin Butler was the only other Crusaders player in double-figures there with 17 points, two rebounds and two assists.

Over on the Lehigh side, they’re 18-8 this season. The Mountain Hawks are 3-1 in the last four games, beating Navy, Boston U and Army (with a loss to Bucknell) during that span of outings.

In the win over the Black Knights, Lehigh’s Lance Tejada led the team with 20 points, four rebounds and two assists. Kyle Leufroy added 17 points with six assists for the Hawks there and Jordan Cohen had 16 points, six assists and seven rebounds.

The Crusaders are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 versus the Patriot League and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 after a straight-up loss. Holy Cross is 2-12 ATS in their last 14 overall and 0-6 ATS in their last six road games.

Meanwhile, the Hawks are 5-0 ATS in their last five Sunday games and 7-2 ATS in their last nine overall. Lehigh is 7-2 ATS in the last nine versus the Patriot League and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games.

After a few games in a scoring slump, Holy Cross had a pair of outings with at least 70 points in each, but then managed just 60 points versus the Terriers in a step backward.

Lehigh has been more stable when it comes to that, with at least 75 in each of their last four. I’m going to stick with the Mountain Hawks to stay hot here and cover.

Lehigh Mountain Hawks -4

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