Planning on watching today's Crusaders and Bison game? Catch the action at Sojka Pavilion in Lewisburg, PA, as the Bison hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 134.5 points, and the Bison are favored to win at home against the Crusaders.

HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS VS BUCKNELL BISON BETTING PICK

The Pick: Bucknell Bison -7

This game will be played at Sojka Pavilion at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.

WHY BET THE BUCKNELL BISON:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-68 in favor of the Bison.
  • Not only will Bucknell pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 134.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Does Holy Cross Stand a Chance on the Road?

Holy Cross, who are playing their 14th game of the season, currently have a 3-10 record. In road games, the Crusaders have gone 2-6, while at home they have gone 0-4. At the moment, Holy Cross sits at 4-8 against the spread, putting them below .500. In their last ten games, Holy Cross has gone 1-3 when it comes to covering the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Holy Cross have had an average of 143 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 142 points. Their over/under record is 6-6-0. The Crusaders have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 145 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.

The Holy Cross offense is coming off a game where they scored 72 points against Harvard. They posted a field goal percentage of 50% and connected on 9 threes. Joseph Octave led the team in scoring, putting up 25 points. Additionally, Kahlil Singleton contributed 21 points for the Crusaders.

Coming into the game, Holy Cross will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 77.2 points per game (236th). In their most recent game, the Holy Cross defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Harvard knocked down 11 three-pointers on their way to 74 points.

Will Bucknell Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

As they prepare for their 14th game of the season, Bucknell will face Holy Cross with a record of 3-10. So far this season, Bucknell is 2-6 on the road and 1-4 at home. As of today's game, Bucknell holds a 6-7 record against the spread (ATS). In their previous five games, the team is 2-3 vs. the spread.

Bucknell comes in with an over/under record of 5-7-1 through 13 games, with their games averaging a combined 133.8 points per game so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Bison's games have averaged 135 points per game, along with an over/under record of 3-1-1.

Most recently, the Bucknell offense finished with just 58 points vs. Saint Peter's. For the game, they hit 5/19 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 50%. The Bucknell offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 22.9 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 32% of their looks from outside this season.

Currently, the Bison's defense holds the 152nd rank in the nation, allowing 71.8 points per game. In today's game, the Bucknell defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 5 three-pointers while giving up 67 points.