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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Santa Clara Broncos Underdogs vs BYU Cougars

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The BYU Cougars were listed as -16-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Santa Clara Broncos vs BYU Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The BYU Cougars are 10-5 so far on the season, and 6-5-2 ATS vs the number. The Santa Clara Broncos, meanwhile, are 5-11 and 7-8-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen BYU go 9-4 and the Santa Clara Broncos go 10-6 on betting totals.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the BYU Cougars rated this week at No. 62 and the Santa Clara Broncos sitting at No. 178.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Santa Clara Broncos rank No. 216 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 34.81 per game. That compares with BYU’s No. 33 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where BYU is college basketball's No. 42-ranked team at 8.73 per game, while the Santa Clara Broncos rate No. 109 with 7.31 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Broncos got 25 points from KJ Feagin as Santa Clara ran past Portland 84-77 on Saturday at Leavey Center.

The Cougars got 23 points from Chase Fischer as BYU ran past Pacific 81-67 on Saturday at Spanos Center.

Betting Trends
  • Santa Clara is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Santa Clara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Santa Clara's last 5 games
  • Santa Clara is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • BYU is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of BYU's last 7 games
  • BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • BYU is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Santa Clara

Next Betting Matchups

Santa Clara at San Diego, Saturday, January 9th
BYU at San Francisco, Saturday, January 9th