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Santa Clara Broncos home to Loyola Marymount Lions in NCAA Basketball betting action

Loyola Marymount LionsSanta Clara Broncos
10-5January 04, 2014, 06:00 | Leavey Center7-8



Loyola Marymount pays a visit to Santa Clara on Saturday, hoping to send the Broncos to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Leavey Center.

The Lions will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 7-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Broncos are 3-7-1 ATS. Loyola Marymount is 5-8 against the total, while Santa Clara is 5-6 versus the number.

View Loyola Marymount Lions vs Santa Clara Broncos Odds and Stats.

Santa Clara opened as -3.5-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.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Broncos rated this week at No. 215 and the Lions sitting at No. 92.

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Loyola Marymount was a 75-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against San Francisco. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Lions endured a 75-61 loss at the hands of the Dons on Thursday, despite an 18 -point effort from Anthony Ireland at War Memorial Gymnasium.

Santa Clara was a 70-61 loser in their most recent outing at home against Pepperdine. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Santa Clara suffered a 70-61 loss against Pepperdine on Thursday, getting 18 points from Jared Brownridge in a losing effort at Leavey Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Lions is ranked No. 111 in NCAA hoops at 37.07 per game. Contrast that with Santa Clara’s No. 217 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Santa Clara is the No. 50-ranked team in the country at 7.62 per game, while Loyola Marymount rates No. 247 at 4.2 per game.

A few Lions at Broncos trends to consider:
Loyola Marymount is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Loyola Marymount is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Loyola Marymount is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Loyola Marymount's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Santa Clara's last 5 games
Santa Clara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Santa Clara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Loyola Marymount
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Santa Clara's last 5 games when playing Loyola Marymount


Next up:
Loyola Marymount at San Diego, Thursday, January 9th
Santa Clara at Saint Mary's , Thursday, January 9th

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