Santa Clara Broncos host USC Upstate Spartans in college basketball action
USC Upstate Spartans vs Santa Clara Broncos Odds
The Santa Clara Broncos hope to be lousy hosts on Tuesday as the USC Upstate Spartans pay a visit to Leavey Center on the college basketball betting menu.
The Broncos sport records of 2-0 and 1-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Spartans have 1-2 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Broncos and 0-0 for the Spartans.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Broncos, most recently No. 293 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Spartans, who rate No. 139 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 97-80 victory for the Broncos.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Santa Clara has the nation's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 90 PPG. The visiting Spartans defense ranks No. 79 allowing on average 59.7 PPG. The Broncos FG% has averaged 50.7% so far, more than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.1% per game.
Defensively, USC Upstate features the nation's No. 202-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.5 points per game. Santa Clara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 nationally in scoring at home.
USC Upstate was a 67-59 loser in its last match on the road against Texas-San Antonio. Torrey Craig scored 27 points for USC Upstate on Saturday, but the Roadrunners managed a 67-59 victory over the Spartans at UTSA Convocation Center.
Santa Clara was a 74-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Saint Louis. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Kevin Foster poured in a team-high 30 points for Santa Clara on Wednesday, as they defeated Saint Louis 74-62 at Chaifetz Arena.
Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Spartans at Broncos trends to consider:
Santa Clara is 2-18 SU in its last 20 games
Santa Clara is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games at home
USC Upstate at Eastern Washington, Wednesday, November 21
Santa Clara home to Utah Valley, Wednesday, November 21