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NCAA hoops odds preview - BYU vs. Santa Clara

BYU CougarsSanta Clara Broncos
Feb 18, 7:00 PM | Leavey Center

BYU Cougars vs Santa Clara Broncos Odds

22-6TEAM RECORD8-18

The Santa Clara Broncos will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Cougars at Leavey Center in NCAAB action.

This season, the Broncos are 8-18 overall and 8-15 ATS ATS, while the Cougars are 22-6 and 13-11 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Santa Clara boasts a 13-10 on the OU, and BYU is 11-13.

View BYU vs Santa Clara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Broncos are listed as 13-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Broncos rated this week at No. 282 and the Cougars sitting at No. 10. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 86-68 result in favor of the Cougars.

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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. 126-rated offensive output, at 70.2 PPG. The visiting Cougars defense ranks No. 149 allowing on average 65.9 PPG. The Broncos FG% has averaged 41.6% so far, less than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.1% per game.

Defensively, BYU features the nation's No. 104-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.1 points per game. Santa Clara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 119 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, BYU was an 85-84 winner on the road against San Francisco. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Cougars used a 30-point performance from Matt Carlino to help BYU smack San Francisco 85-84 on Thursday at War Memorial Gymnasium.

Santa Clara was a 73-62 loser in its last match at home against Gonzaga. They covered the 14-point spread as underdogs. Santa Clara suffered a 73-62 loss against Gonzaga on Thursday, getting 21 points from Evan Roquemore in a losing effort at Leavey Center.

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Gonzaga are 1-1
After playing San Francisco are 3-2
After a win are 8-2

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Pepperdine are 5-5
After playing Gonzaga are 5-5
After a loss are 0-10

A few Cougars at Broncos trends to consider:
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU's last 6 games on the road
BYU is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Santa Clara is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home
Santa Clara is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games
Santa Clara is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Santa Clara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
BYU at Gonzaga, Thursday, February 23
Santa Clara home to Pepperdine, Thursday, February 23

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