O’Neil and American host Holy Cross

American Eagles (10-3, 2-0 Patriot) at Holy Cross Crusaders (5-10, 2-0 Patriot)

Worcester, Massachusetts; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Holy Cross -6; over/under is 127.5

BOTTOM LINE: American plays the Holy Cross Crusaders after Johnny O’Neil scored 21 points in American’s 71-55 victory against the Loyola (MD) Greyhounds.

The Crusaders have gone 4-3 at home. Holy Cross gives up 71.1 points to opponents and has been outscored by 4.6 points per game.

The Eagles are 2-0 in conference play. American is 2-3 against opponents over .500.

The Crusaders and Eagles square off Thursday for the first time in conference play this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Gerrale Gates is averaging 17.1 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.5 steals for the Crusaders. Bo Montgomery is averaging 12.2 points over the last 10 games for Holy Cross.

Matt Rogers is scoring 13.9 points per game and averaging 5.1 rebounds for the Eagles. O’Neil is averaging 10.7 points and 5.2 rebounds over the last 10 games for American.

LAST 10 GAMES: Crusaders: 4-6, averaging 64.7 points, 30.3 rebounds, 12.0 assists, 6.8 steals and 2.6 blocks per game while shooting 43.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 67.8 points per game.

Eagles: 9-1, averaging 68.5 points, 28.7 rebounds, 15.4 assists, 8.3 steals and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 52.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 59.2 points.

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