CBI Tournament - Purdue Boilermakers vs Santa Clara Broncos Preview
Santa Clara Broncos vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds
Mackey Arena will host Purdue Boilermakers vs. Santa Clara Broncos action on Monday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Boilermakers are 16-17 so far on the season, and 15-17-1 ATS vs. the number. The Broncos, meanwhile, are 22-11 and 12-16 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Purdue go 17-16 and the Broncos go 12-13 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 85-rated Santa Clara taking on the No. 71-rated Boilermakers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 75-69 win for the Broncos on Monday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Purdue has the nation's No. 216-rated offensive output, at 65.7 PPG. The visiting Broncos defense ranks No. 179 allowing on average 66.7 PPG. The Boilermakers FG% has averaged 42.5% so far, less than the Broncos marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.
Defensively, Santa Clara features the nation's No. 238-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.1 points per game. Purdue, meanwhile, comes in at No. 200 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Santa Clara was a 77-67 winner at home against Vermont. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Kevin Foster scored 23 points leading the Broncos to a 77-67 victory over Vermont at Leavey Center on Tuesday.
Purdue was an 81-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Western Illinois. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites. The Boilermakers grabbed an 81-67 win over the Leathernecks on Wednesday, behind a 15-point effort from A.J. Hammons at Mackey Arena.
A few Broncos at Boilermakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Santa Clara's last 6 games on the road
Santa Clara is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Santa Clara is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Purdue's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Purdue's last 7 games at home