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Holy Cross vs. Boston University odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, Jan. 5 predictions from top model

The Boston University Terriers go for the series sweep when they take on the Holy Cross Crusaders in the second of back-to-back games on Tuesday. The Terriers overcame a five-point halftime deficit on Monday before posting an 83-76 victory. Defending Patriot League Tournament champion Boston University, which went 12-3 on its home court in 2019-20, placed second in the conference at 12-6 during the regular season and was 21-13 overall a year ago. Holy Cross (0-1), which was 0-16 on the road, finished 10th in the Patriot League at 2-16 and was 3-29 overall last season.

Tip-off from Case Gym in Boston is set for 2 p.m. ET. Holy Cross leads the all-time series 54-24, including a 21-11 edge in games played at Boston. The Terriers are 13-point favorites in the latest Holy Cross vs. Boston University odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 144.5. Before making any Boston University vs. Holy Cross picks, check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of $2,400 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. Boston University. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Boston University vs. Holy Cross:

  • Holy Cross vs. Boston University spread: Boston University -13
  • Holy Cross vs. Boston University over-under: 144.5 points
  • HC: The Crusaders return three starters from last season, who accounted for 38.5 percent of Holy Cross’ offensive production
  • BU: Coach Joe Jones ranks No. 2 all-time with 159 wins at the school

Latest Odds:

Boston University Terriers
-15.5

Why Boston University can cover

Redshirt freshman guard Daman Tate made a splash in his Terriers debut, recording a double-double with 26 points and 10 rebounds in Monday’s win over Holy Cross. He also had four steals. He missed the 2019-20 season due to injury.

Also leading Boston University is senior guard Javante McCoy, who scored 17 points, six rebounds, three assists and two blocks on Monday vs. Holy Cross. Last season, he averaged 12.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. For the season, he averaged 17.5 points per game against the Crusaders. He scored in double figures 22 times last year.

Why Holy Cross can cover

The Crusaders are led by senior guard Austin Butler, who scored a team-high 24 points on 11-of-18 shooting, including 2-of-3 from 3-point range, in Monday’s loss. He also grabbed eight rebounds. Last year, Butler was third on the team in scoring, averaging 11.8 points per game. He also averaged 2.4 assists and one steal. He appeared in 30 games, and ranked fifth in the Patriot League in minutes played with 1,029.

Also off to a fast start to the season is junior transfer forward Gerrale Gates, who scored 19 points and registered eight rebounds on Monday. Last season at New Orleans, he played in 28 games for the Privateers and averaged 8.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. He also had 56 assists, 15 blocked shots and 15 steals. He recorded 10 double-figure scoring games on the season.

How to make Boston University vs. Holy Cross picks

The model is leaning over on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Holy Cross vs. Boston University? And which side of the spread cashes in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Boston University vs. Holy Cross spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.