Holy Cross vs Army Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/5/24

Army (10-21) vs Holy Cross (9-22)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 6:00 pm (Christl Arena)

Betting Odds: Army -4 - Over/Under: 127.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Army Black Knights will host the Holy Cross in the first round of the Patriot League Tournament this Tuesday from the Christi Arena on ESPN+. Army comes in as 5.5-point home favorites, with the total hovering 127.5. Stay tuned for our Army vs Holy Cross Prediction. 

Holy Cross Crusaders Preview

Holy Cross closed at 9-22 after losing to Boston U on the road, 94-84. The Crusaders couldn’t overcome a slow start, and they’ll look to avoid falling to the Black Knights for the third time this season on Tuesday. Holy Cross is scoring 66.3 points per game, on 44.2% shooting, while allowing 65.3 ppg, and they’re currently 8th in the Patriot League with a 5-8 record in conference play. 

Holy Cross’ Impact Players

  • Senior guard Joe Octave posted an 11-point double-double in the Colgate matchup, and he leads Holy Cross in scoring (14.0), while grabbing 5.9 rpg.  
  • Richmond native Caleb Kenney has grabbed seven boards or more in three of the last four games, and he leads HC in rebounding (6.2), while scoring 11.1 ppg.
  • Veteran guard Bo Montgomery scored 13 points or more in Octave’s absence short absence, and he’s up to 9.9 ppg and 4.1 rpg. 

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Army Black Knights Preview

Army finished at 10-21 after losing to Loyola (MD) in Baltimore by one, 69-68. The Cadets came up just short to the Greyhounds in close call, and they’ll attempt to put that behind them here in Round 1. Army is scoring 60.8 points per game, on 39.9% shooting, while allowing 63.3 ppg, and they’re currently 7th in the Patriot League with a 5-8 record in conference play. 

Army’s Impact Players

  • Freshman forward Josh Scovens leads Army in scoring (11.8), while grabbing 5.4 rpg. 
  • First-year guard Ryan Curry has scored 12 points or more in four of the last five games, and he’s up to 10.4 ppg.  
  • Junior guard TJ Small has reached double figures in six of the previous nine games, and he’s third on the team at 9.5 ppg. 

Holy Cross vs Army vs Trends

  • Army leads the current series, 70-30, after winning both meetings this season.
  • HC is 10-20 against the spread, with a 16-13-1 O/U record
  • The Crusaders are 4-6 over their previous ten games, and they’re 3-12 on the road this season. 
  • ARM is 13-15-1 against the spread, with a 12-17 over/under record
  • The Cadets are 4-6 over their last ten games, and they’re 6-10 in West Point this season. 

Army vs Holy Cross Prediction

Army had Holy Cross’ number this season, and I like leaning on them here in this first round contest. It’s very hard to beat a team three times in a calendar year, so we may see an improved effort from the Crusaders, but with the Cadets playing on their home floor, they’re worth trusting in this spot. I like back a traditional win by two for Army here at the Patriot League Championship.

Corey’s Pick Army TO COVER

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