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Portland Pilots vs Santa Clara Broncos Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Santa Clara BroncosPortland Pilots
6-7December 30, 2013, 06:00 | Earle A. Chiles Center8-5

Portland looks to cover the Pilots-Broncos pointspread on Monday and improve its overall 8-5 mark when they host Santa Clara in college basketball wagering action.

Portland will face the 6-7 Broncos, who own a 2-6-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Pilots are 8-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Broncos are 5-4 favoring the OVER.

View Santa Clara Broncos vs Portland Pilots Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 48-rated Pilots and the No. 215-ranked Broncos, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Santa Clara was a 74-60 loser on the road against Gonzaga. They covered the 15.5-point spread as underdogs. Santa Clara suffered a 74-60 loss against Gonzaga on Saturday, getting 22 points from Brandon Clark in a losing effort at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Portland was an 87-81 loser in their most recent outing at home against San Francisco. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The Pilots got 24 points from Kevin Bailey, but it was San Francisco that prevailed in an 87-81 final on Saturday at Earle A. Chiles Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Portland's No. 144-rated squad against Santa Clara's No. 203-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 138 in the country with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 59 nationally with 7.5 per match.

A few Broncos at Pilots trends to consider:
Santa Clara is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Santa Clara is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Santa Clara is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Portland
Santa Clara is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Portland
Portland is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games
Portland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games
Portland is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Santa Clara home to Pepperdine, Thursday, January 2nd
Portland at Pacific, Thursday, January 2nd