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Portland Pilots vs Santa Clara Broncos NCAA College Hoops Odds

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Santa Clara sat as -3-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Portland Pilots vs Santa Clara Broncos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Santa Clara Broncos are 7-8 so far on the season, and 6-7 ATS vs the number. The Portland Pilots, meanwhile, are 9-5 and 6-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Santa Clara go 5-7-1 and the Portland Pilots go 5-6-1 on betting totals.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 177-rated Portland Pilots taking on the No. 81-rated Santa Clara Broncos in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Portland is ranked No. 114 in NCAA basketball at 37.64 per game. Contrast that with Santa Clara's No. 251 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Santa Clara is the No. 33-ranked team in the country at 9.27 per game, while Portland rates No. 77 at 8.5 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pilots got 23 points from Alec Wintering as Portland ran past Pepperdine 73-60 on Saturday at Earle A. Chiles Center.

Santa Clara earned a 72-58 victory over San Francisco on Saturday, getting 22 points from KJ Feagin at Leavey Center.

Betting Trends
  • Portland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games
  • Portland is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 9 games on the road
  • Santa Clara is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Santa Clara is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Santa Clara's last 5 games when playing Portland
  • Santa Clara is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Portland

Next Betting Matchups

Portland home to Gonzaga, Saturday, January 7th
Santa Clara at Loyola Marymount, Saturday, January 7th