NCAA hoops odds preview - Santa Clara vs. San Jose State
Santa Clara Broncos vs San Jose State Spartans Odds
The San Jose State Spartans will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Santa Clara Broncos at The Event Center on Tuesday in NCAA hoops play.
This season, the Spartans are 5-3 overall and 4-1-1 ATS ATS, while the Broncos are 6-2 and 2-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, San Jose State boasts a 2-3 on the OU, and Santa Clara is 2-0.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Spartans as 4.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 43 (Spartans) and the No. 171 (Broncos) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 88-78 result in favor of the Broncos has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Broncos is ranked No. 230 in NCAA hoops at 33.9 per game. Contrast that with San Jose State’s No. 13 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, San Jose State is the No. 188-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while Santa Clara rates No. 17 at 8.8 per game.
Defensively, Santa Clara features the nation's No. 51-rated defense on the road, allowing 62 points per game. San Jose State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 143 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Santa Clara, they were a 77-42 winner as they battled Pacific Union at home. The battle between the Broncos and Pioneers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Pacific Union was handed a 77-42 defeat on Saturday at Leavey Center.
In their last action, San Jose State was a 62-57 winner at home against Sacramento State. They earned a push of the 5-point spread as favorites. The Spartans grabbed a 62-57 win over the Hornets on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from James Kinney at The Event Center.
Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Pacific are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
After playing Sacramento State are 4-3
After a win are 4-6
A few Broncos at Spartans trends to consider:
Santa Clara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Jose State
Santa Clara is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against San Jose State
Santa Clara is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
San Jose State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose State's last 5 games when playing Santa Clara
San Jose State is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
San Jose State is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Santa Clara
Santa Clara at Pacific, Saturday, December 15
San Jose State at James Madison, Saturday, December 22