Gonzaga favored by 13.5 against Santa Clara on Wednesday

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Feb 20, 11:00 PM | McCarthey Athletic Center

Santa Clara Broncos vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Odds

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The visiting Santa Clara Broncos hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at McCarthey Athletic Center against the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

Gonzaga will face the 19-8 Broncos, who own a 9-13 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 9-14 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Broncos are 9-10 favoring the OVER.

View Santa Clara vs Gonzaga Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Gonzaga opened as 13.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs sit at No. 10 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Broncos sit at No. 96 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 87-79.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Broncos rank No. 152 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.3 per game. That compares with Gonzaga’s No. 85 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Gonzaga is college basketball's No. 135-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Broncos rate No. 19 with 8.3 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Santa Clara owns the country's No. 209-rated mark, allowing 70.8 points per game on the highway. Gonzaga, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring at home.

Santa Clara was a 70-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Pepperdine. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites. Santa Clara got 22 points from Kevin Foster en route to a 70-60 victory over Pepperdine on Saturday at Leavey Center.

Last time out for Gonzaga, they were a 71-61 winner as they battled San Francisco on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 12-point favorite. The Dons were burned for 26 points by Kelly Olynyk on Saturday as the Bulldogs put another game in the win column, 71-61, at War Memorial Gymnasium.

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Portland are 2-8
After playing Pepperdine are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing San Diego are 9-1
After playing San Francisco are 9-1
After a win are 9-1

A few Broncos at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Santa Clara's last 12 games when playing on the road against Gonzaga
Santa Clara is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Santa Clara's last 6 games on the road
Santa Clara is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Santa Clara
Gonzaga is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing Santa Clara

Next up:
Santa Clara at Portland, Saturday, February 23
Gonzaga home to San Diego, Saturday, February 23

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