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Santa Clara Broncos Face the Nevada Wolf Pack: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Friday when the Nevada Wolf Pack try to run the Santa Clara Broncos off the court at Lawlor Events Center in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Santa Clara Broncos opened as 9-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 Nevada Wolf Pack Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Nevada Wolf Pack bring a 7-3 record (4-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-7 Broncos, who are 2-7-1 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Nevada go 3-5 so far and the Santa Clara Broncos go 5-5.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nevada Wolf Pack rated this week at No. 118 and the Santa Clara Broncos sitting at No. 248.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Nevada has the nation's No. 42-rated offensive output, at 82.6 PPG. The visiting Santa Clara Broncos defense ranks No. 79 allowing on average 66.73 PPG. The Wolf Pack FG% has averaged 44.62% so far, more than the Nevada Broncos marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.46% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Santa Clara got 20 points from Nate Kratch en route to a 69-57 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday at Leavey Center.

Marqueze Coleman scored 19 points leading the Wolf Pack to a 79-71 victory over Drake at Lawlor Events Center on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Santa Clara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Santa Clara is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
  • Santa Clara is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Santa Clara's last 5 games on the road
  • Nevada is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Nevada is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Santa Clara at Pacific, Monday, December 21st
Nevada at Wichita State, Tuesday, December 22nd