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Air Force Falcons vs Santa Clara Broncos in CBI Tourney Clash

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March 18, 10:00 PM | Leavey Center

Air Force Falcons vs Santa Clara Broncos Odds

16-15TEAM RECORD20-14

Air Force pays a visit to Santa Clara on Friday, hoping to send the Broncos out of the CBI Tournament, while sending themselves to the next round.

Sportsbook Bovada opened the Broncos, 20-14 so far on the season, as 4-point favorites. Santa Clara beat Northern Arizona 68-63 in its first-round game on Tuesday night.

View Air Force vs Santa Clara Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Broncos - Falcons odds would favor the Falcons if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Santa Clara is rated No. 188 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Air Force is at No. 185. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 70-68 win for the Broncos.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Santa Clara has the nation's No. 70-rated offensive output, at 72.9 PPG. The visiting Falcons defense ranks No. 74 allowing on average 64.3 PPG. The Broncos FG% has averaged 42.7% so far, less than the Falcons marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.9% per game.

Defensively, Air Force features the nation's No. 62-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.1 points per game. Santa Clara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 85 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Air Force, they were a 77-67 winner as they battled North Dakota at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 15.5-point favorite. The Falcons got 21 points from Michael Lyons as Air Force ran past North Dakota 77-67 on Tuesday at Clune Arena.

In their last action, Santa Clara was a 68-63 winner at home against Northern Arizona. They covered the 4.5–point spread as favorites. The Broncos got 18 points from Troy Payne as Santa Clara ran past Northern Arizona 68-63 on Tuesday at Leavey Center.

Air Force Falcons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After playing Northern Arizona are 1-0
After a win are 6-4


A few Falcons at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Air Force's last 5 games on the road
Air Force is 7-1-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Air Force is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Santa Clara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Santa Clara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Santa Clara's last 6 games at home
Santa Clara is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

 

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