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NCAA hoops odds preview - Santa Clara vs. Portland

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Feb 29, 9:00 PM | Orleans Arena

Santa Clara Broncos vs Portland Pilots Odds

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The Portland Pilots will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Broncos at Orleans Arena in NCAAB action.

This is a conference playoff game in the West Coast Tournament. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Orleans Arena).

This season, the Pilots are 6-23 overall and 12-16 ATS ATS, while the Broncos are 8-21 and 9-17 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Portland boasts a 14-14 on the OU, and Santa Clara is 13-13.

View Santa Clara vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pilots sit at No. 305 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Broncos sit at No. 293 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Broncos will win this game 66-60.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Portland's No. 248-ranked offense, averaging 64.8 PPG, against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 318 at 74.9 PPG. The Pilots field goal percentage has averaged 42.5% so far, more than the Broncos marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Santa Clara owns the country's No. 334-rated mark, allowing 80.2 points per game on the highway. Portland, on the other hand, rates No. 300 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Santa Clara, they were a 68-65 loser as they battled Loyola Marymount on the road. They covered in the match as a 12-point underdog. The Broncos got 22 points from Raymond Cowels III, but it was Loyola Marymount that prevailed in a 68-65 final on Saturday at Gersten Pavilion.

Portland lost its last outing, a 76-66 result against BYU on February 25. They covered in that game as a 20.5-point underdog. Portland got 19 points from Ryan Nicholas but lost anyway, 76-66, to BYU on Saturday at Marriott Center.

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Loyola Marymount are 6-4
After a loss are 0-10

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing BYU are 1-3
After a loss are 1-9

A few Broncos at Pilots trends to consider:
Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Santa Clara
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Portland's last 10 games
Portland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Portland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

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