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NCAA Basketball Odds: Santa Clara Broncos vs Gonzaga Bulldogs

The Gonzaga Bulldogs will hit the floor running against the away Santa Clara Broncos Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Santa Clara Broncos opened as 25-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Santa Clara Broncos vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Santa Clara Broncos will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 2-9 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Gonzaga Bulldogs are 6-7 ATS. Santa Clara Broncos are 7-3-1 on betting the total; Gonzaga Bulldogs are 9-4.

The Bulldogs - Broncos odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Gonzaga is rated No. 18 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Santa Clara is at No. 232.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Gonzaga's No. 9-ranked scoring average of 89.5 PPG, against a Santa Clara Broncos defense rated No. 164 and allowing 72.54 PPG. The Gonzaga Bulldogs FG% has averaged 50.34% to date this season, more than the Santa Clara Broncos shooters have managed so far (43.65% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Broncos got 19 points from Matt Hauser as Santa Clara ran past Pepperdine 72-65 on Thursday at Leavey Center.

The battle between the Bulldogs and Tigers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Pacific was handed a 81-48 defeat on Thursday at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Betting Trends
  • Santa Clara is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Santa Clara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Santa Clara is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Santa Clara is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Gonzaga is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Gonzaga's last 7 games
  • Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Gonzaga is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Santa Clara

Next Betting Matchups

Santa Clara at Loyola Marymount, Thursday, January 4th
Gonzaga at Pepperdine, Thursday, January 4th