Holy Cross vs. Navy odds, line: Proven model reveals college basketball picks for Jan. 2, 2023, Patriot League matchup
Teams that have been trending in opposite directions square off in a Patriot League matchup on Monday afternoon when the Navy Midshipmen meet the visiting Holy Cross Crusaders. The Crusaders (4-10, 1-0), who have dropped five of their last seven, defeated Bucknell 60-58 on Friday to win their conference opener for the first time since the 2018-2019 season. The Midshipmen (8-5, 1-0), who have won three of their last four, have won seven of their last 11 meetings with Holy Cross. The teams split two games last season with Holy Cross earning a 55-50 road win in the last meeting.
Tip-off from Alumni Hall in Annapolis, Md., is set for 1 p.m. ET. Navy is favored by 13.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points is set at 132.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page).
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The model knows Midshipmen senior forward Tyler Nelson has been on a roll of late and is coming off a 25-point, four-rebound effort at Boston University on Friday. In the game prior, he scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds in a 74-52 loss at VCU. He has reached double figures in eight games, including a double-double in an 82-77 loss at Lipscomb. In that game, he scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. For the season, he is averaging 14.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals per game.
The model also knows the Crusaders have three players averaging double-digit scoring, led by senior forward Gerrale Gates. Gates, who is connecting on 50.5% of his field goals, averages 17.5 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.1 blocks per game. He registered his fifth double-double of the season on Friday with 23 points and 14 rebounds. He has scored in double figures in all 13 games he has played in.
Now, it has set its sights on Holy Cross vs. Navy It is leaning Over on the total and it has also generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in almost 60% of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.
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