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Santa Clara Broncos vs Valparaiso Crusaders NCAA College Hoops Odds

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Valparaiso Crusaders try to run the Santa Clara Broncos off the court at Athletics-Recreation Center in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Santa Clara Broncos in this one, their betting line was listed as 11.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Santa Clara Broncos vs Valparaiso Crusaders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Valparaiso Crusaders currently sport a 9-2 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-4 ATS. The Santa Clara Broncos are 5-7 and 4-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Valparaiso Crusaders produce a 4-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Santa Clara Broncos have gone 4-6 against the totals betting line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Valparaiso Crusaders at No. 140 and the Santa Clara Broncos at No. 126 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Santa Clara is ranked No. 255 in NCAA basketball at 31.33 per game. Contrast that with Valparaiso's No. 74 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Valparaiso is the No. 224-ranked team in the country at 5.91 per game, while Santa Clara rates No. 56 at 8.92 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Santa Clara suffered a 69-68 loss against Washington State on Saturday, getting 25 points from Jared Brownridge in a losing effort at Friel Court.

Indiana State was victimized for 29 points and 29 rebounds by Alec Peters as the Crusaders bested the Sycamores 89-71 in college basketball action on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Santa Clara is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Santa Clara is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
  • Santa Clara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of Santa Clara's last 18 games on the road
  • Valparaiso is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Valparaiso is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Valparaiso's last 6 games
  • Valparaiso is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Santa Clara at BYU, Thursday, December 29th
Valparaiso at Chicago State, Wednesday, December 28th