Holy Cross visits American following Batchelder’s 28-point game

Holy Cross Crusaders (8-18, 5-8 Patriot) at American Eagles (15-9, 7-6 Patriot)

Washington; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: American -9.5; over/under is 132.5

BOTTOM LINE: Holy Cross faces the American Eagles after Will Batchelder scored 28 points in Holy Cross’ 72-58 loss to the Lafayette Leopards.

The Eagles have gone 7-3 at home. American is second in the Patriot in team defense, allowing 64.8 points while holding opponents to 45.0% shooting.

The Crusaders are 5-8 in Patriot play. Holy Cross ranks third in the Patriot shooting 36.5% from 3-point range.

TOP PERFORMERS: Matt Rogers is scoring 12.9 points per game with 5.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists for the Eagles. Johnny O’Neil is averaging 9.8 points and 5.9 rebounds while shooting 46.2% over the last 10 games for American.

Batchelder is shooting 42.6% from beyond the arc with 2.9 made 3-pointers per game for the Crusaders, while averaging 12.3 points. Gerrale Gates is shooting 48.8% and averaging 15.2 points over the last 10 games for Holy Cross.

LAST 10 GAMES: Eagles: 4-6, averaging 64.0 points, 24.5 rebounds, 13.7 assists, 6.5 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 49.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 68.4 points per game.

Crusaders: 3-7, averaging 65.1 points, 27.5 rebounds, 11.9 assists, 4.8 steals and 2.8 blocks per game while shooting 43.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 71.1 points.


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