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Nov 27, 6:30 PM | Anaheim Convention Center

Santa Clara Broncos vs Villanova Wildcats Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Anaheim Convention Center Sunday as host Villanova looks to handle the Santa Clara Broncos in NCAAB action.

Anaheim Convention Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

The Wildcats bring a 4-1 record (1-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-2 Broncos, who are 2-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Villanova go 2-2 so far and the Broncos go 3-1.

View Santa Clara vs Villanova Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Villanova in this one will find them as 8-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats - Broncos odds would favor the Broncos if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Villanova is rated No. 316 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Santa Clara is at No. 78. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 86-76 win for the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Villanova's No. 41 nationally ranked offense (80 points per game) against a Broncos defense that sits as the No. 261 at 71.2 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 46% from the field, more than the Broncos have managed so far this season (40.5% on average).

Defensively, Santa Clara features the nation's No. 328-rated defense on the road, allowing 87 points per game. Villanova, meanwhile, comes in at No. 63 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Santa Clara, they were an 85-73 loser as they battled Oklahoma on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. The Sooners got a terrific 26-point effort from Steven Pledger as Oklahoma defeated Santa Claran 85-73 on Friday at Anaheim Convention Center.

Villanova was an 80-68 loser in their most recent outing at home against Saint Louis. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as underdogs. Saint Louis got 19 points from Jordair Jett en route to an 80-68 victory over Villanova on Friday at Anaheim Convention Center.

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing CS Northridge are 0-1
After a loss are 8-2

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Pennsylvania are 9-1
After a loss are 3-7

A few Broncos at Wildcats trends to consider:
Villanova is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Santa Clara home to CS Northridge, Saturday, December 3
Villanova home to Pennsylvania, Saturday, December 3

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