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Santa Clara Broncos visit Pacific Tigers in college basketball clash

Santa Clara BroncosPacific Tigers
Dec 15, 8:00 PM | Spanos Center

Santa Clara Broncos vs Pacific Tigers Odds

7-2TEAM RECORD5-4

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Spanos Center Saturday as host Pacific looks to handle the Santa Clara Broncos in NCAA hoops action.

The Tigers bring a 5-4 record (4-2-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-2 Broncos, who are 3-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Pacific go 5-1 so far and the Broncos go 2-1.

View Santa Clara vs Pacific Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Pacific opened as 2.5-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:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 122-rated Tigers and the No. 171-ranked Broncos, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 87-73 result in favor of the Broncos.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pacific's No. 168-ranked offense, averaging 68.9 PPG, against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 175 at 65.9 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 48.2% so far, more than the Broncos marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.1% per game.

Defensively, Santa Clara features the nation's No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 58 points per game. Pacific, meanwhile, comes in at No. 187 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Santa Clara, they were a 75-54 winner as they battled San Jose State on the road. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. The Broncos blew out San Jose State on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 75-54 win at The Event Center.

Pacific was a 67-59 winner in its last match at home against San Francisco. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. The Tigers grabbed a 67-59 win over the Dons on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Ross Rivera at Spanos Center.

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Cal Poly are 1-1
After playing San Jose State are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Pacific Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing St. Mary's are 5-0
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Broncos at Tigers trends to consider:
Santa Clara is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Pacific
Santa Clara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pacific
Santa Clara is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Pacific is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Santa Clara
Pacific is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Pacific is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Pacific is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Santa Clara home to Cal Poly, Monday, December 17
Pacific at St. Mary's, Wednesday, December 19