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Gonzaga Bulldogs face Santa Clara Broncos: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

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Jan 5, 8:00 PM | Leavey Center

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Santa Clara Broncos Odds

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The Santa Clara Broncos will be trying to slam the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday when the teams tip off at Leavey Center in college betting action.

The Broncos bring a 12-3 record (6-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-1 Bulldogs, who are 7-5-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Santa Clara go 4-4 so far and the Bulldogs go 6-5.

View Gonzaga vs Santa Clara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bulldogs were listed as 6.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 32-rated Gonzaga taking on the No. 112-rated Broncos in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 90-84 win for the Bulldogs on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Santa Clara's No. 168-rated squad against Gonzaga's No. 80-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Santa Clara rates No. 22 in the country with 8.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 151 nationally with 6.3 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Gonzaga owns the country's No. 106-rated mark, allowing 66.3 points per game on the highway. Santa Clara, on the other hand, rates No. 55 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Gonzaga, they were a 78-62 winner as they battled Pepperdine on the road. They earned a push in the match as a 16-point favorite. Gonzaga earned a 78-62 victory over Pepperdine on Thursday, getting 18 points from Elias Harris at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Santa Clara won its last outing, a 74-69 result against San Francisco on January 2. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite. Santa Clara earned a 74-69 victory over San Francisco on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Kevin Foster at Leavey Center.

Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing St. Mary's are 9-1
After playing Pepperdine are 10-0
After a win are 9-1

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Loyola Marymount are 4-6
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

A few Bulldogs at Broncos trends to consider:
Gonzaga is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Santa Clara
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Gonzaga's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Gonzaga's last 8 games when playing on the road against Santa Clara
Gonzaga is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Santa Clara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Santa Clara is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Santa Clara's last 20 games when playing Gonzaga
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Santa Clara's last 8 games when playing at home against Gonzaga

Next up:
Gonzaga home to St. Mary's, Thursday, January 10
Santa Clara at Loyola Marymount, Thursday, January 10