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Holy Cross vs. Lehigh odds, line: 2022 college basketball picks, Jan. 28 predictions from proven model

Get ready for a Patriot League battle as the Holy Cross Crusaders and the Lehigh Mountain Hawks will face off at 5 p.m. ET on Friday at Hart Recreation Center. Holy Cross is 3-15 overall and 3-4 at home, while Lehigh is 8-13 overall and 3-8 on the road. The Mountain Hawks have won and covered the last three head-to-head matchups with Holy Cross and have been the far better squad against the spread this season.

Lehigh is 11-9 against the number while Holy Cross is just 4-12. The Mountain Hawks are favored by five points in the latest Holy Cross vs. Lehigh odds from Caesars Sportsbook and the over-under is set at 140. Before entering any Lehigh vs. Holy Cross picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 12 of the season with a 49-36 record on all top-rated college basketball picks, returning almost $700. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of $2,800 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Holy Cross vs. Lehigh. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Lehigh vs. Holy Cross:

  • Holy Cross vs. Lehigh spread: Holy Cross +5
  • Holy Cross vs. Lehigh over-under: 140 points

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What you need to know about Holy Cross

On Wednesday, the Crusaders lost to the American Eagles on the road by a decisive 67-49 margin. Gerrale Gates was just about the only bright spot in the blowout loss, as he posted a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds. The 6-foot-6 and 250-pound power forward is averaging 15.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game in his second season at Holy Cross after transferring from New Orleans.

The loss was the 11th in the last 12 games now for the Crusaders and they’ve also failed to cover the spread in their last three losses. Holy Cross shoots just 41.6 percent from the floor as a team, ranking 296th in the country in that category. They’ll need to earn higher-quality looks to get back on track on Friday night.

What you need to know about Lehigh

Meanwhile, the Army West Point Black Knights typically have all the answers at home, but on Wednesday Lehigh proved too difficult a challenge. The Mountain Hawks beat the Black Knights 84-71 and had all five starters reach double-figures in scoring, with Tyler Whitney-Sidney leading all scorers with 19 points.

Holy Cross came up short against the Mountain Hawks in the teams’ previous meeting earlier this month, falling 77-69. Evan Taylor had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Lehigh in that victory while Gates had 21 points and nine rebounds in a losing effort. A matchup between those two stars could be critical on Friday.

How to make Lehigh vs. Holy Cross picks

The model is leaning under on the total and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Holy Cross vs. Lehigh? And which side of the spread hits well over 70 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks.

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