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San Francisco Dons home to Santa Clara Broncos in NCAA Basketball betting action

Santa Clara BroncosSan Francisco Dons
Jan 17, 11:00 PM | War Memorial Gymnasium

Santa Clara Broncos vs San Francisco Dons Odds


The San Francisco Dons will try to cover the spread at War Memorial Gymnasium on Thursday when they get a visit from the Santa Clara Broncos in NCAA basketball action.

San Francisco will face the 12-6 Broncos, who own a 6-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Dons are 5-6-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Broncos are 6-5 favoring the OVER.

View Santa Clara vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Broncos were listed as 1-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Dons - Broncos odds would favor the Broncos if the lines were set according to our power ranks. San Francisco is rated No. 183 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Santa Clara is at No. 105. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 80-73 win for the Broncos.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Francisco's No. 118-ranked offense, averaging 70.1 PPG, against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 220 at 68.7 PPG. The Dons field goal percentage has averaged 46% so far, more than the Broncos marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.

Defensively, Santa Clara features the nation's No. 220-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.2 points per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 137 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Santa Clara was an 82-64 loser at home against BYU. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Santa Clara suffered an 82-64 loss against BYU on Saturday, getting 22 points from Kevin Foster in a losing effort at Leavey Center.

San Francisco lost its last outing, a 78-72 result against St. Mary's on January 12. They covered in that game as a 13-point underdog. Cody Doolin scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Dons to a win (they lost 78-72 to St. Mary's at McKeon Pavilion on Saturday).

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Pepperdine are 5-5
After playing BYU are 0-4
After a loss are 2-8

San Francisco Dons Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Loyola Marymount are 7-3
After playing St. Mary's are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

A few Broncos at Dons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Santa Clara's last 7 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
Santa Clara is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
San Francisco is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Santa Clara
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games when playing at home against Santa Clara
San Francisco is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Santa Clara
San Francisco is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Santa Clara at Pepperdine, Saturday, January 19
San Francisco home to Loyola Marymount, Saturday, January 19