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BYU Cougars vs Santa Clara Broncos Betting Matchup Report

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Jan 14, 8:00 PM | Marriott Center

Santa Clara Broncos vs BYU Cougars Odds


The Cougars hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Santa Clara Broncos pay a visit to Marriott Center on the college basketball betting menu.

BYU battles the Broncos, currently sitting with a 8-8 mark (4-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-8 for the Cougars and 7-6 for the Broncos.

View Santa Clara vs BYU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Broncos listed as 20-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cougars - Broncos odds would favor the Cougars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. BYU is rated No. 7 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Santa Clara is at No. 194. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 88-71 win for the Cougars.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up BYU's No. 15 nationally ranked offense (79.9 points per game) against a Broncos defense that sits as the No. 267 at 71.1 PPG. The Cougars have been averaging 48.8% from the field, more than the Broncos have managed so far this season (40.2% on average).

Defensively, Santa Clara features the nation's No. 329-rated defense on the road, allowing 81.3 points per game. BYU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 nationally in scoring at home.

Santa Clara lost its last outing, a 75-62 result against San Diego on January 12. They failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point favorite. The Broncos endured a 75-62 loss at the hands of the Toreros on Thursday, despite a 16-point effort from Evan Roquemore at Leavey Center.

BYU won its last outing, an 81-56 result against San Francisco on January 7. They covered in that game as a 16-point favorite. The battle between the Cougars and Dons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as San Francisco was handed an 81-56 defeat on Saturday at Marriott Center.

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

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing San Diego are 0-2
After playing San Francisco are 2-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Broncos at Cougars trends to consider:
Santa Clara is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
BYU is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Santa Clara home to St. Mary's, Saturday, January 21
BYU at San Diego, Monday, January 16