Alcorn State Braves vs Santa Clara Broncos Odds
The Santa Clara Broncos will try to cover the spread at Leavey Center on Friday when they get a visit from the Alcorn State Braves in NCAA basketball action.
The Braves will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Broncos are 4-3 ATS. Alcorn State is 0-0 on the totals; Santa Clara is 3-2.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Santa Clara sat as 22-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Broncos, most recently No. 97 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Braves, who rate No. 256 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 83-58 victory for the Broncos.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Santa Clara's No. 199-rated squad against Alcorn State's No. 304-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Santa Clara rates No. 20 in the country with 8.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 328 nationally with 4 per match.
Defensively, Alcorn State features the nation's No. 195-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.7 points per game. Santa Clara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 36 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Alcorn State, they were a 74-58 loser as they battled Detroit at home. The Braves endured a 74-58 loss at the hands of the Titans on Wednesday, despite a 13-point effort from Anthony Nieves at Whitney Complex.
In their last action, Santa Clara was a 72-64 winner at home against Cal Poly. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites. Santa Clara earned a 72-64 victory over Cal Poly on Monday, getting 24 points from Marc Trasolini at Leavey Center.
Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After playing Cal Poly are 0-2
After a win are 7-3
A few Braves at Broncos trends to consider:
Santa Clara is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Santa Clara is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Alcorn State at Canisius, Thursday, December 27
Santa Clara at Duke, Saturday, December 29