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College Basketball Matchup - CS Bakersfield Roadrunners Santa Clara Broncos Odds Preview

Santa Clara BroncosCS Bakersfield Roadrunners
1-4December 05, 2013, 10:00 | Rabobank Arena5-3

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between CS Bakersfield and Santa Clara on Thursday, with the host Roadrunners trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Roadrunners currently sports a 5-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-2 ATS. The Broncos are 1-4 and 0-4-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Roadrunners produce a 1-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Broncos have gone 4-1 against the number.

View Santa Clara Broncos vs CS Bakersfield Roadrunners Odds and Stats.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 245-ranked Roadrunners and the No. 97-rated Broncos in this matchup.

Last time out for Santa Clara, they were a 67-66 loser as they battled Rice at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 12.5-point favorite. Santa Clara suffered a 67-66 loss against Rice on Saturday, getting 17 points from Evan Roquemore in a losing effort at Leavey Center.

CS Bakersfield was a 65-57 loser in its last match at home against Drake. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. CS Bakersfield got 11 points from Issiah Grayson but lost anyway, 65-57, to Drake on Sunday at Save Mart Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits CS Bakersfield's No. 173-ranked offense, averaging 72 PPG, against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 188 at 74 PPG. The Roadrunners field goal percentage has averaged 47.03% so far, more than the Broncos marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.54% per game.

A few Broncos at Roadrunners trends to consider:
Santa Clara is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Santa Clara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
CS Bakersfield is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
CS Bakersfield is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Santa Clara at Cal Poly, Saturday, December 7th
CS Bakersfield at Nebraska Omaha, Tuesday, December 10th