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NCAAB Game Preview - Broncos underdogs vs Gaels at Santa Clara

St. Mary's GaelsSanta Clara Broncos
Jan 21, 11:00 PM | Leavey Center

St. Mary's Gaels vs Santa Clara Broncos Odds

18-2TEAM RECORD8-9

The Broncos will try to cover the spread at Leavey Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the St. Mary's Gaels in college basketball action.

The Gaels will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 8-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Broncos are 5-9 ATS. St. Mary's is 8-6 on the totals; Santa Clara is 8-6.

View St Marys vs Santa Clara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Gaels are listed as 11-point favorites at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 211-ranked Broncos and the No. 23-rated Gaels in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 87-68 win for the Gaels on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Santa Clara's No. 161-rated squad against St. Mary's's No. 71-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Santa Clara rates No. 11 in the country with 8.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 23 nationally with 8.4 per match.

Defensively, St. Mary's features the nation's No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.2 points per game. Santa Clara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 109 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for St. Mary's, they were a 61-47 winner as they battled Pepperdine at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 22-point favorite. Rob Jones scored 17 points leading the Gaels to a 61-47 victory over Pepperdine at McKeon Pavilion on Thursday.

Santa Clara was a 95-78 loser in its last match on the road against BYU. They covered the 19-point spread as underdogs. Santa Clara got 22 points from Kevin Foster but lost anyway, 95-78, to BYU on Saturday at Marriott Center.

St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Loyola Marymount are 9-1
After playing Pepperdine are 9-1
After a win are 9-1

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Loyola Marymount are 5-5
After playing BYU are 0-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Gaels at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Mary's last 5 games when playing on the road against Santa Clara
St. Mary's is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Mary's last 6 games on the road
St. Mary's is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Santa Clara
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Santa Clara's last 11 games when playing St. Mary's
Santa Clara is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
Santa Clara is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against St. Mary's
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Santa Clara's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Mary's

Next up:
St. Mary's at Loyola Marymount, Thursday, January 26
Santa Clara home to Loyola Marymount, Monday, January 23

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