Southern vs. Holy Cross Free Pick
The NCAA Tournament continues tonight at 6:40PM ET when Southern faces Holy Cross in a First Four contest.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Southern is the slight favorite in this game, as the Jaguars are getting odds of -2 points against Holy Cross. The over/under total for the game has been set at 129.5 points. The two meet in a First Four game of the NCAA Tournament from University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio.
Holy Cross is 14-19 overall, 1-0 on a neutral floor and 5-0 against the spread. Southern is 22-12 overall, 4-1 on a neutral floor and 3-3 against the spread. Southern won the SWAC Tournament and is making its second appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2013. Holy Cross won the Patriot League Tournament. The Crusaders are making their first tournament appearance since 2007.
Holy Cross has won and covered the spread in four straight. Southern has won three straight, going 2-1 against the spread in its conference tournament. The Crusaders may be hot at the betting window, but they are just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 neutral-site games and they are averaging just 59 points at a neutral site this season. Southern averages over 70 points per game this season and nearly 68 at a neutral site. The Jaguars are going to have the ability to outscore Holy Cross, who won’t be able to match Southern shot-for-shot.
NCAA TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: SOUTHERN -2