Holy Cross at Winthrop Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/17/23

Winthrop Eagles (1-2) vs Holy Cross Crusaders (1-2)

Game Info: Friday, November 17, 2023 at 5:00 pm (Rock Hill Sports & Events Center)

Betting Odds: Winthrop Eagles -10.5 -- Over/Under: 144 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Holy Cross Crusaders and the Winthrop Eagles meet in college basketball action from the Winthrop Coliseum on Friday night.

Holy Cross Falls To Sacred Heart

The Holy Cross Crusaders come into this one looking to bounce back from an 84-77 loss to Sacred Heart last time out. Joe Octave leads the Crusaders in scoring and rebounding with 19.3 PPG and 7.3 RPG while Bo Montgomery has 12 PPG with 7.3 RPG of his own as well as a team-high 3.3 APG to lead the Crusaders in the assist department. Caleb Kenney and Joe Nugent each have 10.3 PPG and 4.7 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Holy Cross so far this season. As a team, Holy Cross is averaging 72 PPG on 49.1% shooting from the field, 37.5% from three and 52.6% from the foul line this season.

Winthrop Falls Short Vs. Drexel

The Winthrop Eagles come into this game on the heels of a 74-72 loss at the hands of Drexel in their last matchup. Kasen Harrison leads Winthrop in scoring with 14.7 PPG as well as 3.3 RPG while Kelton Talford has 14.3 PPG with 3.7 RPG and K.J. Doucet has 12.7 PPG with 3.7 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Winthrop so far this season. Nick Johnson also has 9.7 PPG with 3.7 RPG while Sin’Cere McMahon has 7 PPG with a team-high 2.3 APG to lead Winthrop in the assist department this season. As a team, Winthrop is averaging 75.3 PPG on 48.1% shooting from the field, 30% from three and 72% from the foul line this season.

Chris’ Pick

I’m going to side with Holy Cross here. The Crusaders have been in pretty much every game they’ve played so far with last time’s loss to Sacred Heart being their biggest loss of the season so far at 7 points. The Crusaders are also shooting the rock a lot better than Winthrop, and you have to wonder if Holy Cross would have a better record if they just simply made more free throws. I get Winthrop has the home court edge here hosting this event, but I think Holy Cross gives them a game. Give me Holy Cross.

Chris’s Pick Holy Cross +10.5

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