NCAA hoops odds preview - Santa Clara vs. St. Mary's
Santa Clara Broncos vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds
The St. Mary's Gaels hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Santa Clara Broncos pay a visit to McKeon Pavilion on the college basketball betting menu.
The Gaels currently sports a 25-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-14 ATS. The Broncos are 21-9 and 11-14 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Gaels produce a 12-13 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Broncos have gone 10-12 against the number.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Broncos were listed as 11.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Gaels, most recently No. 57 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Broncos, who rate No. 108 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 83-78 victory for the Gaels.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature St. Mary's's No. 88-rated squad against Santa Clara's No. 163-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, St. Mary's rates No. 21 in the country with 8.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 18 nationally with 8.2 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Santa Clara owns the country's No. 217-rated mark, allowing 71.4 points per game on the highway. St. Mary's, on the other hand, rates No. 29 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Santa Clara was a 79-56 winner at home against Loyola Marymount. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites. Santa Clara cruised to victory on Thursday, running Loyola Marymount out of the gym and running up a 79-56 score at Leavey Center.
Last time out for St. Mary's, they were an 87-48 winner as they battled Pepperdine on the road. They covered in the match as a 12.5-point favorite. St. Mary's cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Pepperdine out of the gym and running up an 87-48 score at Firestone Fieldhouse.
Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Loyola Marymount are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Pepperdine are 9-1
After a win are 9-1
A few Broncos at Gaels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Santa Clara's last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Mary's
Santa Clara is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Santa Clara is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Santa Clara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Mary's
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Santa Clara
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Santa Clara
St. Mary's is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
St. Mary's is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home