Holy Cross vs. Lafayette odds, line: College basketball picks, predictions from proven model on 90-58 roll

Patriot League teams looking to turn their seasons around before March arrives will face off at noon ET Sunday when the Lafayette Leopards play host to the Holy Cross Crusaders on CBS Sports Network. 

Oddsmakers are giving a slight edge to the Crusaders (-2.5) in the latest Holy Cross vs. Lafayette odds. The Over-Under for total points Vegas expects is set at 137. Both teams are coming off a victory, but have struggled overall this season; they have combined to go 7-15 in conference play. 

Before making any Holy Cross vs. Lafayette picks of your own, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions from SportsLine's advanced computer model.

This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has raked in the winnings for those following its picks. During the past two years, the SportsLine Projection Model has returned more than $5,200 to $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks. It also entered Week 14 of the 2018-19 college basketball season on a blistering 90-58 run on top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has simulated Holy Cross vs. Lafayette 10,000 times. We can tell you it's backing the Over, and it also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations, indicating the line is way off on this one. You can see that pick only at SportsLine.

The model has taken Lafayette's struggles this season into account. The Leopards, who enter play Sunday last in the Patriot League with a 3-8 record in conference play and a 6-16 mark overall, have dropped five of their past six overall. They also lost to Holy Cross 77-70 earlier in the season.

Victories against Boston University and American have been bright spots, but a 94-66 blowout at the hands of Bucknell last week showed the difference in the top and the bottom of this conference.

But the Crusaders have had plenty of struggles of their own and are no lock to cover the Holy Cross vs. Lafayette spread.

They come into this matchup only one game ahead of Lafayette in the Patriot standings (4-7). Though they had more success in the nonconference portion of the schedule, they've struggled to stay consistent in the league, dropping five of their past seven overall. They also haven't won back-to-back games in conference play all season long.

The defense has been respectable, giving up 67.7 points per game, but the Crusaders have struggled to get it going consistently on offense, averaging slightly under 67 points.

Who wins Holy Cross vs. Lafayette? And which side of the spread cashes in almost 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Holy Cross vs. Lafayette spread you should be all over Sunday, all from the model that has returned more than $5,000 to $100 players the past two years.

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