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St. Mary's Gaels vs Santa Clara Broncos Betting Preview

Santa Clara BroncosSt. Mary's Gaels
March 6, 8:00 PM | Orleans Arena

Santa Clara Broncos vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds

19-13TEAM RECORD23-7

Santa Clara pays a visit to St. Mary's on Sunday, hoping to send the Gaels to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Orleans Arena.

It's a game in the West Coast Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at Orleans Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Gaels currently sports a 23-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-10-1 ATS. The Broncos are 19-13 and 11-15-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Gaels produce a 13-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Broncos have gone 13-13 against the number.

View Santa Clara vs St. Mary's Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Gaels sit at No. 62 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Broncos sit at No. 187 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Gaels will win this game 86-75.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Mary's's No. 14 nationally ranked offense (80 points per game) against a Broncos defense that sits as the No. 257 at 70.8 PPG. The Gaels have been averaging 49% from the field, more than the Broncos have managed so far this season (42.8% on average).

Defensively, Santa Clara features the nation's No. 235-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.1 points per game. St. Mary's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Santa Clara, they were a 76-68 winner as they battled Loyola Marymount at home. They covered in the match as a 6-point favorite. The Broncos grabbed a 76-68 win over the Lions on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from Marc Trasolini at Orleans Arena.

Last time out for St. Mary's, they were an 83-69 winner as they battled Portland at home. They covered in the match as a 11-point favorite. The Gaels grabbed an 83-69 win over the Pilots on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Matthew Dellavedova at McKeon Pavilion.

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
After playing Loyola Marymount are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
After playing Portland are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Broncos at Gaels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Mary's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Mary's last 10 games when playing Santa Clara
St. Mary's is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Santa Clara
St. Mary's is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games

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