St. Mary's Gaels vs Broncos College Hoops Game Preview

St. Mary's GaelsSanta Clara Broncos
Feb 7, 11:00 PM | Leavey Center

St. Mary's Gaels vs Santa Clara Broncos Odds

19-4TEAM RECORD17-7

The Santa Clara Broncos will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the St. Mary's Gaels at Leavey Center on Thursday in NCAA hoops play.

The Broncos sit at 17-7 (9-10 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Gaels are currently 19-4 (11-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Santa Clara is 8-8 OU, and St. Mary's is 9-9 OU.

View St Marys vs Santa Clara Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Broncos at No. 92 and the Gaels at No. 78 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 85-81 result in favor of the Gaels.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Santa Clara's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 76.7 PPG, against a Gaels defense that ranks No. 117 at 64 PPG. The Broncos field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, less than the Gaels marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, St. Mary's owns the country's No. 103-rated mark, allowing 66.4 points per game on the highway. Santa Clara, on the other hand, rates No. 61 in scoring at home.

St. Mary's won its last outing, a 77-42 result against Portland on February 2. They covered in that game as a 20-point favorite. St. Mary's cruised to victory on Saturday, running Portland out of the gym and running up a 77-42 score at McKeon Pavilion.

Santa Clara lost its last outing, a 96-79 result against BYU on February 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. Santa Clara suffered a 96-79 loss against BYU on Saturday, getting 18 points from Kevin Foster in a losing effort at Marriott Center.

St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 9-1
After playing Portland are 9-1
After a win are 9-1

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing San Diego are 3-7
After playing BYU are 1-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Gaels at Broncos trends to consider:
St. Mary's is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Santa Clara
St. Mary's is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Mary's last 6 games when playing on the road against Santa Clara
St. Mary's is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Santa Clara
Santa Clara is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Santa Clara is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Santa Clara's last 13 games when playing St. Mary's
Santa Clara is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against St. Mary's

Next up:
St. Mary's at San Diego, Saturday, February 9
Santa Clara home to San Diego, Thursday, February 14