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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Santa Clara Broncos Underdogs vs USC Trojans

The Santa Clara Broncos hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the point spread at Galen Center against the USC Trojans.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Santa Clara Broncos before tip-off in this one found them as 18-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Santa Clara Broncos vs USC Trojans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 4-3 and 4-3 ATS USC Trojans will face the 3-6 Santa Clara Broncos, who own a 1-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the USC Trojans are 2-5 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Santa Clara Broncos are 5-2.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 65-ranked USC Trojans and the No. 179-rated Santa Clara Broncos in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits USC's No. 123-ranked offense, averaging 76.71 PPG, against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 154 at 71.67 PPG. The Trojans field goal percentage has averaged 42.44% so far, less than the Broncos marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.51% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Broncos endured a 87-84 loss at the hands of the Vikings on Saturday, despite a 24-point effort from KJ Feagin at Leavey Center.

The Trojans endured a 85-83 loss at the hands of the Sooners on Friday, despite a 23-point effort from Elijah Stewart at Staples Center.

Next Betting Matchups

Santa Clara home to Valparaiso, Monday, December 18th
USC at UC-Santa Barbara, Sunday, December 17th