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Pilots face Santa Clara Broncos: NCAAB odds preview and stats

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Feb 2, 10:00 PM | Leavey Center

Portland Pilots vs Santa Clara Broncos Odds


Leavey Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Santa Clara Broncos and the visiting Portland Pilots in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Broncos currently sports a 8-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-13 ATS. The Pilots are 5-17 and 9-12 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Broncos produce a 11-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Pilots have gone 11-10 against the number.

View Portland vs Santa Clara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Santa Clara sat as 5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Broncos, most recently No. 264 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Pilots, who rate No. 315 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 68-60 victory for the Broncos.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Santa Clara has the nation's No. 120-rated offensive output, at 70.7 PPG. The visiting Pilots defense ranks No. 331 allowing on average 76 PPG. The Broncos FG% has averaged 41.1% so far, less than the Pilots marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.1% per game.

Defensively, Portland features the nation's No. 337-rated defense on the road, allowing 82.1 points per game. Santa Clara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 116 nationally in scoring at home.

Portland was a 62-59 loser in its last match on the road against Loyola Marymount. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Portland suffered a 62-59 loss against Loyola Marymount on Saturday, getting 22 points from Kevin Bailey in a losing effort at Gersten Pavilion.

Last time out for Santa Clara, they were a 74-62 loser as they battled Pepperdine on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog. The Broncos endured a 74-62 loss at the hands of the Waves on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Evan Roquemore at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing BYU are 2-1
After playing Loyola Marymount are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 3-7
After playing Pepperdine are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

A few Pilots at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Santa Clara
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Portland's last 13 games on the road
Portland is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Santa Clara
Portland is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Santa Clara is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Santa Clara's last 5 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Santa Clara's last 5 games
Santa Clara is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next up:
Portland home to BYU, Saturday, February 4
Santa Clara at San Diego, Saturday, February 4