Holy Cross Crusaders vs Lafayette Leopards 2-21-22

Holy Cross Crusaders vs Lafayette Leopards 2/21/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Holy Cross Crusaders vs Lafayette Leopards 2/21/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Holy Cross Crusaders will go against the Lafayette Leopards in a Patriot League clash in Kirby Sports Center, Easton, PA, on Monday, February 21, 2022, at 7:00 PM ET. After beating the Navy Midshipmen 55-50 on Saturday, the Holy Cross Crusaders ended a two-game winless skid and moved to 9-18 on the season.

 

Holy Cross played terrific defensively against the Navy and seized the lead for sure after a Gerrale Gates jumper with 50 seconds left in regulation gave the Crusaders a 52-50 advantage.

 

Holy Cross shot 38.9% from the field and 40.0 percent from beyond the arc, compared to the Navy’s 26.6 percent from the field and 15.4 percent from beyond the arc.

 

Gerrale Gates recorded a double-double for the Crusaders, scoring 24 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, and 2 blocks. Holy Cross is generating 65.5 points per game on 41.8 percent shooting from the field this season.

 

The Crusaders are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc, posting 5.7 three-pointers per game. Holy Cross allows its opponents to score 70.2 points per game on 45.8% shooting from the field. The Crusaders have a -1.2 rebounding margin and a -0.2 turnover margin.

 

  • The Crusaders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road matches.
  • The Crusaders are just 6-20 ATS in their last 26 matches following a straight-up win.
  • The total went Over in 6-0 of the Crusaders’ last 6 matches against a team with a losing SU record.

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Holy Cross Crusaders vs Lafayette Leopards Predictions 2/21/2022

 

The Lafayette Leopards fell to 9-17 on the year after being beaten 92-89 (OT) against the Bucknell Bison on Saturday. Lafayette came back from a 66-51 hole with 13:48 remaining in regulation to force overtime, but Bucknell came out on top when Andrew Funk scored the game-winning three-pointer for the Bison with just:05 seconds left in overtime.

 

Bucknell shot 51.7 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from beyond the arc, while Lafayette shot 56.7 percent from the field and 37.0 percent from beyond the arc.

 

Neal Quinn led the Leopards with 24 points, four rebounds, nine assists, one steal, and one block. Lafayette is generating 67.3 points per game on 43.2 percent shooting from the field this season. The Leopards are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc, posting 8.5 three-pointers per game.

 

Lafayette’s opponents are averaging 72.6 points per game on 45.4 percent shooting from the field. The Leopards have a -5.4 rebounding margin and a -0.1 turnover margin.

 

  • The Leopards are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 matches following a straight-up loss.
  • The Leopards are just 3-10 ATS in their last 13 home matches.
  • The total went Over in 4 of the Leopards’ last 4 matches with a team on a winning % below .400.

Holy Cross Crusaders vs Lafayette Leopards. The NCAAB pick for this game is the Holy Cross Crusaders. This season, Holy Cross underperformed on both ends of the floor, ranking 299th in scoring offense, 209th in scoring defense, and 305th in defensive field goal percentage.

 

Lafayette struggled on both ends of the court, ranking 269th in scoring offense, 266th in scoring defense, and 291st in defensive FG percent before this game.

 

Holy Cross won three of their previous five matches, including an amazing road win at the Navy, and because the Crusaders defeated the Leopards on their home floor earlier this season, I believe the Crusaders will cover the spread. The Holy Cross Crusaders will win to a predicted score of 70-65.

 

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Holy Cross Crusaders vs Lafayette Leopards 2/21/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

 

Location: Kirby Sports Center, Easton, PA

 

Date: Monday, February 21, 2022

 

TV: ESPN+

 

NCAAB Odds: Holy Cross Crusaders +7.5

 

NCAAB Totals: 136

 

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