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NCAAB betting line favors Broncos over Tigers

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Dec 17, 5:00 PM | Leavey Center

Pacific Tigers vs Santa Clara Broncos Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Pacific when they take on the Broncos on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Broncos currently sports a 6-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-4 ATS. The Tigers are 4-4 and 4-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Broncos produce a 4-3 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Tigers have gone 2-4 against the number.

View Pacific vs Santa Clara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 10-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Broncos sit at No. 167 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at No. 219 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Broncos will win this game 71-63.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Tigers rank No. 266 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.2 per game. That compares with Santa Clara’s No. 115 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Santa Clara is college basketball's No. 9-ranked team at 9.7 per game, while the Tigers rate No. 75 with 7.4 per game.

Defensively, Pacific features the nation's No. 284-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.8 points per game. Santa Clara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 75 nationally in scoring at home.

Pacific was a 79-69 loser in their most recent outing on the road against San Francisco. They covered the 10.5–point spread as underdogs. Pacific got 18 points from Ross Rivera but lost anyway, 79-69, to San Francisco on Saturday at War Memorial Gymnasium.

Last time out for Santa Clara, they were an 84-59 winner as they battled Pacifica at home. The battle between the Broncos and Gladiators didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Pacifica was handed an 84-59 defeat on Tuesday at Leavey Center.

Pacific Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing CS Bakersfield are 2-2
After playing San Francisco are 4-5
After a loss are 6-4

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Houston Baptist are 2-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Tigers at Broncos trends to consider:
Pacific is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Pacific is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Santa Clara
Pacific is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Santa Clara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Santa Clara is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
Santa Clara is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Pacific
Santa Clara is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pacific

Next up:
Pacific at CS Bakersfield, Thursday, December 22
Santa Clara at Houston Baptist, Wednesday, December 21