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NCAA Basketball Odds: Santa Clara Broncos vs St. Mary's Gaels

The St. Mary's Gaels will be trying to slam the Santa Clara Broncos on Thursday when the teams tip off at McKeon Pavilion in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The St. Mary's Gaels betting line opened as -20-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Santa Clara Broncos vs St. Mary's Gaels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Mary's Gaels currently sport a 22-4 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-9 ATS. The Santa Clara Broncos are 10-18 and 13-14-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the St. Mary's Gaels produce a 7-15-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Santa Clara Broncos have gone 19-9 against the totals betting line.

The Gaels - Broncos odds would favor the Gaels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Mary's is rated No. 72 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Santa Clara is at No. 245.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Mary's's No. 115-ranked offense, averaging 74.96 PPG, against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 179 at 73.57 PPG. The Gaels field goal percentage has averaged 50.82% so far, more than the Broncos marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.43% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jared Brownridge went off for 26 points and added 1 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Pepperdine handed Santa Clara a 88-76 defeat at Firestone Fieldhouse.

The Gaels grabbed a 63-58 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday, behind a 13-point effort from Emmett Naar at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Betting Trends
  • Santa Clara is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Santa Clara's last 5 games
  • Santa Clara is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Santa Clara is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • St. Mary's is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games
  • St. Mary's is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Mary's's last 7 games
  • St. Mary's is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Santa Clara home to Pacific, Saturday, February 27th
St. Mary's at San Francisco, Saturday, February 27th