Saint Louis Billikens home to Santa Clara Broncos in NCAA Basketball betting action
Santa Clara Broncos vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds
Santa Clara pays a visit to Saint Louis on Wednesday, hoping to send the Billikens to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Chaifetz Arena.
The Billikens currently sports a 1-0 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-0 ATS. The Broncos are 1-0 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Billikens produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Broncos have gone 0-0 against the number.
The Broncos were listed as 14.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Billikens sit at No. 72 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Broncos sit at No. 293 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Broncos will win this game 117-94.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Saint Louis's No. 111 nationally ranked offense (76 points per game) against a Broncos defense that sits as the No. 187 at 66 PPG. The Billikens have been averaging 51.9% from the field, more than the Broncos have managed so far this season (50% on average).
Defensively, Santa Clara features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Saint Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 132 nationally in scoring at home.
Santa Clara was a 106-66 winner in its last match at home against Simpson. The battle between the Broncos and Redhawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Simpson was handed a 106-66 defeat on Saturday at Leavey Center.
Saint Louis was a 76-59 winner in its last match at home against USC Upstate. The Billikens got 21 points from Dwayne Evans as Saint Louis ran past USC Upstate 76-59 on Friday at Chaifetz Arena.
Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Simpson are 0-1
After a win are 5-5
Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Texas A&M are 2-0
After playing USC Upstate are 1-0
After a win are 7-3
A few Broncos at Billikens trends to consider:
Santa Clara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Saint Louis is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games at home
Saint Louis is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
Santa Clara home to USC Upstate, Tuesday, November 20
Saint Louis home to Texas A&M, Monday, November 19