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Portland PilotsSanta Clara Broncos
Jan 31, 10:00 PM | Leavey Center

Portland Pilots vs Santa Clara Broncos Odds

8-14TEAM RECORD16-6

Leavey Center will host Santa Clara Broncos vs. Portland Pilots action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

This season, the Broncos are 16-6 overall and 8-9 ATS ATS, while the Pilots are 8-14 and 5-12 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Santa Clara boasts a 7-7 on the OU, and Portland is 4-8.

View Portland vs Santa Clara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Santa Clara opened as 16.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Broncos, most recently No. 78 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Pilots, who rate No. 232 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 78-62 victory for the Broncos.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Santa Clara's No. 141-rated squad against Portland's No. 146-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Santa Clara rates No. 10 in the country with 8.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 331 nationally with 4.1 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Portland owns the country's No. 179-rated mark, allowing 69.8 points per game on the highway. Santa Clara, on the other hand, rates No. 56 in scoring at home.

Portland lost its last outing, an 85-67 result against BYU on January 26. They failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. Ryan Nicholas scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Pilots to a win (they lost 85-67 to BYU at Chiles Center on Saturday).

Santa Clara won its last outing, a 64-50 result against San Diego on January 26. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Santa Clara got 23 points from Marc Trasolini en route to a 64-50 victory over San Diego on Saturday at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-2
Before playing St. Mary's are 7-3
After playing BYU are 2-3
After a loss are 3-7

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-3
Before playing BYU are 1-4
After playing San Diego are 2-8
After a win are 8-2

A few Pilots at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Santa Clara
Portland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Portland is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Santa Clara
Portland is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Santa Clara is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Portland
Santa Clara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Santa Clara's last 5 games when playing Portland
Santa Clara is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Portland at St. Mary's, Saturday, February 2
Santa Clara at BYU, Saturday, February 2