College basketball betting action on Friday has an NCAA Tournament berth at stake as Holy Cross and American play for the Patriot League Championship in a game televised on ESPN 2.
This should be a very competitive game in March Madness betting with American a slight favorite in college basketball odds.
College basketball betting stats illustrate that Holy Cross leads the all-time series between the two teams 15-6. The teams split their two meetings this season with each team winning at home versus the college basketball odds. In their last meeting it was American pulling out a 56-50 win as college basketball betting results show.
College basketball betting stats tell us that Holy Cross is looking for their sixth Patriot League Tournament title. The Crusaders previously won the title in 2007, 2003, 2002, 2001 and 1993 and advanced in March Madness betting. Holy Cross has been in the title game in the tournament in seven of the last nine seasons.
College basketball betting statistics demonstrate that Holy Cross is 3-1 all-time against American in Patriot League tourney play. It is the third straight college basketball betting season that the two teams have met in the conference tournament and the fifth time in the last eight years as the college basketball odds indicate. Holy Cross is 1-1 all-time in Patriot League Tournament games at American as the college basketball betting numbers illustrate. Holy Cross is led by forward Eric Meister who had a career high 19 points and nine rebounds in the semifinal win over Colgate and freshman guard R.J. Evans who was the Patriot League Rookie of the Year as college basketball betting info tells us.
American is the #1 seed in the tournament as college basketball betting numbers show and it is no surprise to see them in the title game. The top seed in the tournament has advanced to the championship game in each of the 19 years the Patriot League Tournament has been played as college basketball betting history demonstrates. American advanced to the Championship with a 61-60 win over Army in the semifinal round but they did not cover the college basketball odds. Brian Gilmore led American with 19 points as college basketball stats reflect.
American is 14-6 all-time in the Patriot League Tournament as college basketball betting numbers show. They are 6-1 in games played at Bender Arena as basketball betting stats indicate. Last season was the first time American won the title and they made their first ever appearance on the March Madness betting board.
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