Boston University Terriers vs. Holy Cross Crusaders January 4, 2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on January 8, 2021

The Boston University Terriers (0-0) hit the road in Patriot play against the Holy Cross Crusaders (0-0) on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET. The Terriers are favored by 9.5 points in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The matchup has an over/under of 140 points.

Betting Information

Boston University vs Holy Cross Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Boston University -9.5 -110 -110 140 -108 -113 -530 390

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Total Facts

  • The Terriers and their opponents scored at least 140 points — this matchup’s point total — in 16 of 34 games (47.1%) last season.
  • Holy Cross and its opponents added up to score at least 140 points in 59.4% of their games last year (19 of 32 opportunities).
  • The Terriers and the Crusaders combined to average 3.3 fewer points per game last year than the total of 140 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams averaged a combined six more points per game last season (146) than this matchup’s over/under of 140 points.
  • The average point total in Terriers games last year was 2.4 less points than the total of 140 in this matchup.
  • Crusaders games last season averaged a total of 145.1 points, 5.1 more than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • Last year, the 70.9 points per game the Terriers recorded were 8.4 fewer points than the Crusaders allowed (79.3).
  • When Boston University totaled more than 79.3 points last season, it put together a record of 5-0 against the spread and 7-0 overall.
  • When Holy Cross’ opponents totaled more than 70.9 points last season, it finished 7-10 against the spread and 1-23 overall.
  • The Crusaders averaged only 0.9 fewer points per game last year (65.8) than the Terriers allowed their opponents to score (66.7).
  • Holy Cross went 2-12 overall and 7-0 against the spread when it scored more than 66.7 points last season.
  • Boston University had a 10-8 record overall and an ATS record of 6-8 last season when its opponents scored more than 65.8 points.
  • The Terriers put up a total of 141 more points than their opponents last year (an average of 4.2 per game), while the Crusaders were out-scored by opponents on average last year (by 431 total points, -13.5 per game).

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Boston University Betting Information

  • The Terriers struggled to an extent against the spread last year, putting up an 8-16 record.
  • The Terriers posted a winning record of 1-0 against the spread when the spread was -9.5 or higher.
  • The Terriers combined with their opponents to go over the total in 11 of 24 contests last season, a rate of 45.8%

Holy Cross Betting Information

  • The Crusaders had a losing record against the spread, going 11-13 ATS (covering only 45.8% of the time).
  • In the majority of Crusaders games last season, the teams combined to hit the over (15 out of 24 games, 62.5%).

Head to Head

Boston University vs Holy Cross (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/8/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-68 BU
1/25/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-64 BU

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Boston University Leaders

  • Walter Whyte put up 13.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per game last season.
  • Javante McCoy dished out 3.4 assists per game while scoring 12.2 PPG.
  • Whyte knocked down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.8 per contest a season ago.
  • Jonas Harper averaged 1.0 steal per game, while Whyte compiled 0.5 rejections per contest.

Holy Cross Leaders

  • Austin Butler put up 11.8 points, 6.2 boards and 2.4 assists per game last season.
  • Ryan Wade hit an average of 1.4 threes from deep per game last season.
  • Butler averaged 1.0 steal per game, while Matt Faw collected 1.4 blocks per contest.
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