Santa Clara Broncos vs Santa Barbara Gauchos Betting Matchup Report
Santa Barbara Gauchos vs Santa Clara Broncos Odds
The Santa Barbara Gauchos will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Broncos in Santa Clara at Leavey Center on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Broncos sit at 5-1 (2-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Gauchos are currently 2-4 (1-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Santa Clara is 1-0 OU, and Santa Barbara is 1-1 OU.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Gauchos were listed as 9-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 247-rated Broncos and the No. 91-ranked Gauchos, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 87-63 result in favor of the Broncos.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Santa Clara's No. 306-rated squad against Santa Barbara's No. 200-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Santa Clara rates No. 20 in the country with 8.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 129 nationally with 6.7 per match.
Defensively, Santa Barbara features the nation's No. 320-rated defense on the road, allowing 83 points per game. Santa Clara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 nationally in scoring at home.
Santa Barbara was a 68-40 loser in their most recent outing at home against Wyoming. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Santa Barbara was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Wyoming and falling by a 68-40 score at Thunderdome.
Santa Clara was an 80-78 loser in their most recent outing at home against Utah State. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Kevin Foster scored 27 points for Santa Clara on Wednesday, but the Aggies managed an 80-78 victory over the Broncos at Leavey Center.
Santa Barbara Gauchos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing San Diego State are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Utah State are 3-0
After a loss are 0-10
A few Gauchos at Broncos trends to consider:
Santa Barbara is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Santa Barbara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Santa Clara is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Santa Clara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Santa Clara is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Santa Barbara
Santa Clara is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games at home
Santa Barbara at San Diego State, Thursday, December 6
Santa Clara home to Pacific Union, Saturday, December 8