Portland Pilots home to Santa Clara Broncos in NCAA Basketball betting action
Santa Clara Broncos vs Portland Pilots Odds
The Portland Pilots will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Santa Clara Broncos at Chiles Center in NCAA basketball action.
The Pilots bring a 11-18 record (9-15 ATS) to this tilt against the 19-9 Broncos, who are 9-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Portland go 9-10 so far and the Broncos go 9-11.
Bettors looking to go with the Pilots in this one found them listed as 7-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Broncos was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pilots at No. 284 and the Broncos at No. 96 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 75-61 result in favor of the Broncos.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Portland's No. 150-rated squad against Santa Clara's No. 168-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 328 in the country with 4.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 23 nationally with 8.1 per match.
Defensively, Santa Clara features the nation's No. 242-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.2 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 289 nationally in scoring at home.
Santa Clara was an 85-42 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Gonzaga. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. The Broncos were hammered by Gonzaga on Wednesday, losing by an 85-42 final at McCarthey Athletic Center in college basketball betting action.
Portland won its last outing, a 70-67 result against San Diego on February 21. They covered in that game as a 1-point favorite. The Pilots got 18 points from Kevin Bailey as Portland ran past San Diego 70-67 on Thursday at Chiles Center.
Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Loyola Marymount are 4-6
After playing Gonzaga are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Gonzaga are 7-3
After playing San Diego are 3-7
After a win are 2-8
A few Broncos at Pilots trends to consider:
Santa Clara is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Santa Clara is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland
Santa Clara is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Santa Clara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games at home
Portland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Santa Clara
Portland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Santa Clara
Santa Clara home to Loyola Marymount, Thursday, February 28
Portland at Gonzaga, Saturday, March 2