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Santa Clara Broncos Home to Gonzaga Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball Betting

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Gonzaga when they take on the Santa Clara Broncos on Thursday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Santa Clara Broncos as 15.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Santa Clara Broncos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Gonzaga Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 13-3 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Santa Clara Broncos are 8-9 ATS. Gonzaga Bulldogs are 9-7 on betting the total; Santa Clara Broncos are 6-10-1.

This game puts the Santa Clara Broncos, most recently No. 68 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Gonzaga Bulldogs, who rate No. 9 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Santa Clara's No. 236-ranked scoring average of 67.26 PPG, against a Gonzaga Bulldogs defense rated No. 28 and allowing 63.88 PPG. The Santa Clara Broncos FG% has averaged 42.78% to date this season, less than the Gonzaga Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (50.87% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs blew out Saint Mary's-California on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 79-56 win at McCarthey Athletic Center.

The Broncos got 30 points from Jared Brownridge as Santa Clara ran past Pepperdine 75-61 on Saturday at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • Gonzaga is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Gonzaga's last 7 games
  • Gonzaga is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Santa Clara is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Santa Clara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Santa Clara's last 5 games
  • Santa Clara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Gonzaga home to Portland, Monday, January 23rd
Santa Clara at Loyola Marymount, Saturday, January 21st