Army College Basketball Betting Line Vs. Holy Cross – February 25, 2023

Posted on February 25, 2023

The Army Black Knights (15-15, 9-8 Patriot) travel to face the Holy Cross Crusaders (10-20, 7-10 Patriot) after losing three road games in a row.

Saturday’s matchup between the Black Knights and the Crusaders features the Black Knights as 4-point favorites. The over/under for the matchup is 147.

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Army Betting Line, Matchup Info Vs. Holy Cross

  • When: Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET
  • Where: Hart Center in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • How to Watch on TV: ESPN+
  • Spread Favorite: Army -4
  • Moneyline Favorite: Army -185
  • Moneyline Underdog: Holy Cross +152
  • Over/Under: 147 points

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Army Betting Trends

  • The Black Knights have covered 14 times in 28 matchups with a spread this season.
  • Army has covered the spread twice this season (2-5 ATS) when playing as at least 4-point favorites.
  • The Black Knights have been victorious in nine, or 52.9%, of the 17 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season.
  • Army has yet to enter a game this year with shorter moneyline odds than -185.
  • The Black Knights and their opponents have combined to hit the over 14 out of 28 times this season.
  • Army’s 28 games this season have gone over this contest’s total of 147 points nine times.
  • Black Knights games this season have had an average of 142.8 points, 4.2 fewer than this matchup’s over/under.

Army Top Performers

Jalen Rucker 30 15.9 4.1 3.4 0.9 0.1 1.5
Ethan Roberts 30 12.6 4.4 1.2 0.6 0.0 1.9
Coleton Benson 30 11.1 2.3 1.4 0.6 0.0 2.1
Chris Mann 29 9.9 4.1 1.3 0.7 0.3 0.5
Charlie Peterson 30 8.4 5.2 1.9 0.6 0.4 0.0

Army Season Stats

  • Army has a +90 scoring differential, topping opponents by 3.0 points per game. It is putting up 72.9 points per game to rank 153rd in college basketball and is giving up 69.9 per outing to rank 182nd in college basketball.
  • The Black Knights win the rebound battle by 3.9 boards on average. They collect 32.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 185th in college basketball, while their opponents pull down 28.9 per contest.
  • On offense, the Black Knights are averaging 71.0 points per game this season in conference contests. As a comparison, their season average (72.9 points per game) is 1.9 PPG higher.
  • On defense, Army is conceding 68.4 points per game this year in conference contests. To compare, its season average (69.9 points per game) is 1.5 PPG allowed higher.
  • The Black Knights are making 6.9 treys per game this year in conference action, which is 0.7 fewer threes per game than their season average (7.6). In terms of three-point percentage, they are more productive in Patriot action (37.3%) than overall (35.6%).
  • Army scores 74.2 points per game in home games, compared to 72.0 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 2.2 points per contest.
  • The Black Knights surrender 66.5 points per game in home games this season, compared to 71.5 when playing on the road.

Army Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
2/8/2023 Loyola (MD) W 76-70 Home -7.5
2/11/2023 Navy L 70-53 Away +4.5
2/15/2023 Colgate L 93-86 Away +12
2/18/2023 Lafayette W 53-43 Home -4.5
2/22/2023 Boston University L 73-67 Home -3
2/25/2023 Holy Cross Away -4

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Holy Cross Betting Trends

  • Holy Cross has compiled a 14-14-0 ATS record so far this season.
  • The Crusaders are 11-10 ATS this year when playing as at least 4-point underdogs.
  • This season, Holy Cross has been the underdog 26 times and won seven, or 26.9%, of those games.
  • The Crusaders have not been a bigger underdog this season than the +152 moneyline set for this game.
  • In Holy Cross’ 28 chances this year, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 18 times.
  • The Crusaders have combined with their opponent to score more than 147 points in nine of 28 games this season.
  • The average over/under for Holy Cross’ contests this season is 139.1, 7.9 fewer points than this game’s total.

Holy Cross Top Performers

Gerrale Gates 29 15.9 8.5 2.8 1.7 1.1 0.0
Will Batchelder 30 12.5 2.0 2.0 0.7 0.1 2.8
Joseph Octave 27 12.0 4.6 1.1 0.7 0.1 1.3
Bo Montgomery 30 11.1 4.0 2.5 0.9 0.3 1.1
Louth Coulibaly 2 9.0 5.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0

Holy Cross Season Stats

  • The Crusaders’ -169 scoring differential (being outscored by 5.7 points per game) is a result of putting up 66.7 points per game (304th in college basketball) while giving up 72.4 per contest (250th in college basketball).
  • Holy Cross averages 29.9 rebounds per game (321st in college basketball) while conceding 36.6 per contest to opponents. It is outrebounded by 6.7 boards per game.
  • The Crusaders have averaged 0.3 more points in Patriot games (67.0) than overall (66.7).
  • In conference play, Holy Cross is conceding fewer points (72.1 per game) than it is overall (72.4) in 2022-23.
  • The Crusaders sink more 3-pointers in Patriot action (7.4 per game) than overall (7.0), and have a higher 3-point percentage in conference games (38.2%) than overall (37.2%).
  • In 2022-23 Holy Cross is scoring 2.6 more points per game at home (67.6) than on the road (65.0).
  • At home the Crusaders are giving up 69.6 points per game, 3.7 fewer points than they are away (73.3).

Holy Cross Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
2/6/2023 Lafayette L 72-58 Home +2.5
2/11/2023 American W 74-66 Away +10.5
2/15/2023 Boston University W 71-69 Home +3
2/18/2023 Colgate L 96-73 Away +18.5
2/22/2023 Loyola (MD) L 90-68 Away +4.5
2/25/2023 Army Home +4

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