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Broncos open as college hoops underdog vs Dons

Santa Clara BroncosSan Francisco Dons
Feb 9, 11:00 PM | War Memorial Gymnasium

Santa Clara Broncos vs San Francisco Dons Odds

8-15TEAM RECORD15-10

The Dons hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Santa Clara Broncos pay a visit to War Memorial Gymnasium on the college basketball betting menu.

The Broncos will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 6-14 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Dons are 10-10 ATS. Santa Clara is 12-8 against the total, while San Francisco is 14-6 versus the number.

View Santa Clara vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, San Francisco sat as 13-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Dons, most recently No. 198 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Broncos, who rate No. 271 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 78-69 victory for the Dons.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features San Francisco's No. 39-ranked scoring average of 75.2 PPG, against a Broncos defense rated No. 315 and allowing 74.7 PPG. The Dons FG% has averaged 46.7% to date this season, more than the Broncos shooters have managed so far (41.1% per game).

Defensively, Santa Clara features the nation's No. 332-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.8 points per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 54 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Santa Clara was a 70-65 loser on the road against San Diego. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Broncos endured a 70-65 loss at the hands of the Toreros on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Evan Roquemore at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

San Francisco was a 90-88 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Loyola Marymount. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Dons endured a 90-88 loss at the hands of the Lions on Saturday, despite a 24-point effort from Rashad Green at Gersten Pavilion.

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing St. Mary's are 4-6
After playing San Diego are 3-7
After a loss are 0-10

San Francisco Dons Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing Loyola Marymount are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Broncos at Dons trends to consider:
Santa Clara is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Santa Clara's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
Santa Clara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
San Francisco is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Santa Clara
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing Santa Clara
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco's last 8 games

Next up:
Santa Clara at St. Mary's, Saturday, February 11
San Francisco at San Diego, Saturday, February 11