Santa Clara Broncos host San Francisco Dons in college basketball action
San Francisco Dons vs Santa Clara Broncos Odds
The visiting San Francisco Dons hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Leavey Center against the Santa Clara Broncos.
The Broncos are 11-3 so far on the season, and 6-4 ATS vs. the number. The Dons, meanwhile, are 7-6 and 6-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Santa Clara go 4-3 and the Dons go 3-4-1 on the totals.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Broncos as 9-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 112 (Broncos) and the No. 186 (Dons) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 83-74 result in favor of the Broncos has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Dons rank No. 180 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.4 per game. That compares with Santa Clara’s No. 189 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Santa Clara is college basketball's No. 27-ranked team at 8.4 per game, while the Dons rate No. 112 with 6.8 per game.
Defensively, San Francisco features the nation's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 57 points per game. Santa Clara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 57 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, San Francisco was a 93-76 winner at home against Dominican. Cole Dickerson went off for 30 points and added 10 rebounds for good measure, leading San Francisco to a 93-76 win over Dominican on Saturday at War Memorial Gymnasium.
Santa Clara was a 90-77 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Duke. They covered the 17.5-point spread as underdogs. Kevin Foster went off for 29 points and added 5 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Duke handed Santa Clara a 90-77 defeat at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
San Francisco Dons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing BYU are 4-2
After playing Dominican are 1-1
After a win are 6-4
Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Gonzaga are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9
A few Dons at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco's last 8 games when playing on the road against Santa Clara
Santa Clara is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Santa Clara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Santa Clara's last 8 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Santa Clara's last 6 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco home to BYU, Saturday, January 5
Santa Clara home to Gonzaga, Saturday, January 5