Utah State Aggies face Santa Clara Broncos: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Utah State Aggies vs Santa Clara Broncos Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Leavey Center Wednesday as host Santa Clara looks to handle the Utah State Aggies in NCAA hoops action.
Santa Clara battles the Aggies, currently sitting with a 3-1 mark (1-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Broncos and 0-0 for the Aggies.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Broncos as 8-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 247 (Broncos) and the No. 325 (Aggies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 88-74 result in favor of the Broncos has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Aggies is ranked No. 55 in NCAA hoops at 40.2 per game. Contrast that with Santa Clara’s No. 271 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Santa Clara is the No. 17-ranked team in the country at 9.2 per game, while Utah State rates No. 331 at 3.5 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Utah State owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Santa Clara, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Utah State was a 65-55 winner at home against Weber State. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Utah State got 17 points from Preston Medlin en route to a 65-55 victory over Weber State on Saturday at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
Santa Clara was an 89-74 winner in its last match at home against Eastern Washington. They covered the 14-point spread as favorites. Marc Trasolini went off for 25 points and added 4 rebounds, leading Santa Clara over Eastern Washington, 89-74, on Friday at Leavey Center.
Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing BYU are 9-1
After playing Weber State are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Santa Barbara are 4-2
After playing Eastern Washington are 3-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Aggies at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah State's last 5 games on the road
Utah State is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Santa Clara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Santa Clara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Santa Clara is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games at home
Santa Clara is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games
Utah State at BYU, Wednesday, December 5
Santa Clara home to Santa Barbara, Saturday, December 1