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BYU Cougars Face the Santa Clara Broncos: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Santa Clara looks to cover the Broncos-Cougars pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 6-11 mark when they host BYU in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the BYU Cougars before tip-off in this one found them as -9.5-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

BYU Cougars vs Santa Clara Broncos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Santa Clara Broncos are 6-11 so far on the season, and 3-12 ATS vs the number. The BYU Cougars, meanwhile, are 14-4 and 7-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Santa Clara go 10-4-1 and the BYU Cougars go 5-10 on betting totals.

This game puts the Santa Clara Broncos, most recently No. 186 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the BYU Cougars, who rate No. 27 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and BYU is ranked No. 221 in NCAA basketball at 33.56 per game. Contrast that with Santa Clara's No. 262 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Santa Clara is the No. 79-ranked team in the country at 8.59 per game, while BYU rates No. 193 at 6.89 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cougars blew out Pepperdine on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 83-63 win at Marriott Center.

The Broncos were hammered by Saint Mary's-California on Thursday, losing by a 81-57 final at Leavey Center in college basketball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • BYU is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU's last 5 games
  • BYU is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • BYU is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Santa Clara is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Santa Clara's last 7 games
  • Santa Clara is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

BYU home to Loyola Marymount, Thursday, January 18th
Santa Clara at San Francisco, Thursday, January 18th