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NCAA hoops odds preview - Santa Clara vs. Gonzaga

Santa Clara BroncosGonzaga Bulldogs
6-6December 28, 2013, 08:00 | McCarthey Athletic Center10-2

The visiting Santa Clara Broncos hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at McCarthey Athletic Center against the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

Supporters of the Broncos have watched them go 6-6 and 1-6-1 ATS on the year, while the Bulldogs are at 10-2 and 4-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 6-4, while the Broncos have a 5-3 mark.

View Santa Clara Broncos vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Gonzaga in this one found them as -16-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 38-rated Bulldogs and the No. 213-ranked Broncos, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Santa Clara won its last outing, a 66-65 result against South Florida on December 23. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. The Broncos got 12 points from Brandon Clark as Santa Clara ran past South Florida 66-65 on Monday at Orleans Arena.

Gonzaga lost its last outing, a 72-62 result against Kansas State on December 21. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Gonzaga suffered a 72-62 loss against Kansas State on Saturday, getting 14 points from Kevin Pangos in a losing effort at Bramlage Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Gonzaga's No. 121-rated squad against Santa Clara's No. 196-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Gonzaga rates No. 13 in the country with 8.92 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 53 nationally with 7.62 per match.

A few Broncos at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Santa Clara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Santa Clara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Santa Clara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Gonzaga
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Santa Clara's last 22 games when playing Gonzaga
Gonzaga is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Santa Clara
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Gonzaga's last 22 games when playing Santa Clara

Next up:
Santa Clara at Portland, Monday, December 30th
Gonzaga at San Francisco, Monday, December 30th