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College Basketball Matchup - Santa Clara Broncos Pacific Tigers Odds Preview

Pacific Tigers Santa Clara Broncos
14-11 February 20, 2014, 10:00 | Leavey Center 10-16



College hoops betting interest focuses on the Santa Clara vs Pacific battle Thursday at Leavey Center as the Broncos look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Broncos bring a 10-16 record (8-13-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-11 Tigers, who are 15-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Santa Clara go 11-11 so far and the Tigers go 17-6.

View Pacific Tigers vs Santa Clara Broncos Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Santa Clara sat as 0-point over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Broncos at No. 205 and the Tigers at No. 136 heading into this contest.

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Pacific was a 70-55 loser in its last match at home against San Diego. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Pacific suffered a 70-55 loss against San Diego on Saturday, getting 16 points from Tony Gill in a losing effort at Spanos Center.

Santa Clara was a 69-63 loser in their most recent outing at home against San Francisco. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Santa Clara got 15 points from Brandon Clark but lost anyway, 69-63, to San Francisco on Saturday at Leavey Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tigers is ranked No. 153 in NCAA hoops at 34.76 per game. Contrast that with Santa Clara’s No. 222 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Santa Clara is the No. 45-ranked team in the country at 7.56 per game, while Pacific rates No. 94 at 6.68 per game.

Next up:
Pacific at San Francisco, Saturday, February 22nd
Santa Clara at St. Mary's, Saturday, February 22nd