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Santa Clara Broncos Visit Portland Pilots in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Earle A. Chiles Center will host Santa Clara Broncos vs Portland Pilots action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Santa Clara Broncos opened as 5-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 Portland Pilots Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Portland Pilots battles the Santa Clara Broncos, currently sitting with a 7-15 mark (10-11-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 10-9-1 for the Portland Pilots and 13-9 for the Santa Clara Broncos.

The Pilots - Broncos odds would favor the Pilots if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Portland is rated No. 148 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Santa Clara is at No. 275.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Santa Clara is ranked No. 223 in NCAA basketball at 33.95 per game. Contrast that with Portland's No. 173 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Portland is the No. 17-ranked team in the country at 9.52 per game, while Santa Clara rates No. 125 at 7.14 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Broncos got 15 points from Jared Brownridge, but it was Gonzaga that prevailed in a 84-67 final on Thursday at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Portland got 27 points from D'Marques Tyson on the way to a 87-76 loss against San Francisco on Thursday at Earle A. Chiles Center.

Betting Trends
  • Santa Clara is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Santa Clara's last 11 games
  • Santa Clara is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Santa Clara is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Portland is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 9 games
  • Portland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Portland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Santa Clara at San Francisco, Saturday, February 6th
Portland at Pepperdine, Thursday, February 4th