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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Portland Pilots Underdogs vs Santa Clara Broncos

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Santa Clara Broncos as -1-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Portland Pilots vs Santa Clara Broncos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Portland Pilots have watched them go 8-8 and 6-7 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Santa Clara Broncos are at 4-11 and 6-8-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Santa Clara Broncos are 9-6, while the Portland Pilots have a 6-6-1 mark.

The Broncos - Pilots odds would favor the Pilots if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Santa Clara is rated No. 220 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Portland is at No. 94.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Santa Clara's No. 243-ranked offense, averaging 64.93 PPG, against a Pilots defense that ranks No. 216 at 76.69 PPG. The Broncos field goal percentage has averaged 40.95% so far, less than the Pilots marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.74% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Alec Wintering was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 4 rebounds but San Francisco still won, 107-95, over Portland on Thursday at War Memorial Gymnasium.

Santa Clara got 26 points from Jared Brownridge on the way to a 79-77 loss against Gonzaga on Thursday at Leavey Center.

Betting Trends
  • Portland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Portland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games
  • Portland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Santa Clara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Santa Clara is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Santa Clara is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Portland
  • Santa Clara is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Portland

Next Betting Matchups

Portland at Gonzaga, Saturday, January 9th
Santa Clara at BYU, Thursday, January 7th