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College basketball point spread favors Dons in battle with Broncos

Santa Clara BroncosSan Francisco Dons
9-11January 25, 2014, 08:00 | War Memorial Gymnasium12-8

The visiting Santa Clara Broncos hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at War Memorial Gymnasium against the San Francisco Dons.

Supporters of the Broncos have watched them go 9-11 and 5-10-1 ATS on the year, while the Dons are at 12-8 and 7-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Dons are 9-7, while the Broncos have a 9-7 mark.

View Santa Clara Broncos vs San Francisco Dons Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Broncos were listed as 6.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

This game matches up the No. 265 (Dons) and the No. 172 (Broncos) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Santa Clara was a 91-81 loser in its last match at home against BYU. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Santa Clara got 30 points from Jared Brownridge en route to a 91-81 loss at the hands of Santa Clara on Saturday at Leavey Center.

In their last action, San Francisco was a 64-62 winner at home against San Diego. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. The Dons got 15 points from Avry Holmes as San Francisco ran past San Diego 64-62 on Saturday at War Memorial Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Francisco has the nation's No. 45-rated offensive output, at 77.55 PPG. The visiting Broncos defense ranks No. 153 allowing on average 70.43 PPG. The Dons FG% has averaged 48.26% so far, more than the Broncos marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.37% per game.

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

Next up:
Santa Clara home to Gonzaga, Wednesday, January 29th
San Francisco at Portland, Wednesday, January 29th