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Point spread favors Bulldogs in battle with Broncos

Gonzaga BulldogsSanta Clara Broncos
Feb 16, 11:00 PM | Leavey Center

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Santa Clara Broncos Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Santa Clara vs Gonzaga battle Thursday at Leavey Center as the Broncos look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Broncos bring a 8-17 record (7-15 ATS) to this tilt against the 20-4 Bulldogs, who are 11-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Santa Clara go 13-9 so far and the Bulldogs go 7-16-1.

View Gonzaga vs Santa Clara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Broncos are listed as 14-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 282 (Broncos) and the No. 16 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 81-66 result in favor of the Bulldogs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Santa Clara's No. 227-rated squad against Gonzaga's No. 51-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Santa Clara rates No. 27 in the country with 8.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 164 nationally with 6.2 per match.

Defensively, Gonzaga features the nation's No. 183-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.4 points per game. Santa Clara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 102 nationally in scoring at home.

Gonzaga won its last outing, a 78-59 result against Loyola Marymount on February 11. They covered in that game as a 12.5-point favorite. Gonzaga earned a 78-59 victory over Loyola Marymount on Saturday, getting 21 points from Kevin Pangos at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Santa Clara was an 82-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against St. Mary's. They covered the 21-point spread as underdogs. Denzel Johnson scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Broncos to a win (they lost 82-67 to St. Mary's at McKeon Pavilion on Saturday).

Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing San Francisco are 9-1
After playing Loyola Marymount are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing BYU are 1-2
After playing St. Mary's are 5-5
After a loss are 0-10

A few Bulldogs at Broncos trends to consider:
Gonzaga is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Santa Clara
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Gonzaga's last 7 games when playing on the road against Santa Clara
Gonzaga is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Gonzaga's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Santa Clara's last 7 games when playing at home against Gonzaga
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Santa Clara's last 19 games when playing Gonzaga
Santa Clara is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Santa Clara's last 6 games

Next up:
Gonzaga at San Francisco, Saturday, February 18
Santa Clara home to BYU, Saturday, February 18