Boston University vs Holy Cross: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 17, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 17, 2021 - Last Updated on February 20, 2021

Patriot opponents square off when the Boston University Terriers (3-5) visit the Holy Cross Crusaders (2-8) at Hart Center, starting at 5:00 PM ET on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. The Crusaders are 3-point underdogs in the game, the third matchup between the teams this season. The point total for the matchup is set at 142.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 17, 2021, 2:14 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Crusaders (+3)

The data strongly suggests betting on the Crusaders in this one. The model favors them while DraftKings has the Terriers favored and the difference between the two is 5.9 points.

Pick OU:
Over (142.5)

In this matchup, the model projects a total (147.2 points) slightly higher than the DraftKings over/under (142.5 points).

Prediction: Holy Cross 75, Boston University 72

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Terriers have an average implied point total of 75.1 this season, which is 2.1 points higher than their implied total in Wednesday’s game (73).
  • Boston University has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (73) three times this season.
  • The 79.1-point average implied total on the season for the Crusaders is 9.1 more points than the team’s 70-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Holy Cross has scored more than this game’s implied total of 70 points five times this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Boston University and Holy Cross Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 3+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Terriers 3-5 1-1 5-3
Crusaders 4-6 0-0 6-4

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

Boston University

Holy Cross
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/14/2021 Holy Cross Win 86-68 2/14/2021 Boston University Loss 86-68
2/13/2021 Holy Cross Loss 82-65 2/13/2021 Boston University Win 82-65
1/24/2021 Lafayette Win 64-61 1/31/2021 Colgate Loss 78-60
1/23/2021 Lafayette Win 81-76 1/30/2021 Colgate Loss 74-63
1/17/2021 Army Loss 76-65 1/24/2021 Lehigh Loss 82-74

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