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Santa Clara Broncos visit Pacific Tigers in college basketball clash

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Dec 15, 8:00 PM | Spanos Center

Santa Clara Broncos vs Pacific Tigers Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Spanos Center Saturday as host Pacific looks to handle the Santa Clara Broncos in NCAA hoops action.

The Tigers bring a 5-4 record (4-2-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-2 Broncos, who are 3-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Pacific go 5-1 so far and the Broncos go 2-1.

View Santa Clara vs Pacific Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Pacific opened as 2.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 122-rated Tigers and the No. 171-ranked Broncos, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 87-73 result in favor of the Broncos.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pacific's No. 168-ranked offense, averaging 68.9 PPG, against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 175 at 65.9 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 48.2% so far, more than the Broncos marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.1% per game.

Defensively, Santa Clara features the nation's No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 58 points per game. Pacific, meanwhile, comes in at No. 187 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Santa Clara, they were a 75-54 winner as they battled San Jose State on the road. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. The Broncos blew out San Jose State on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 75-54 win at The Event Center.

Pacific was a 67-59 winner in its last match at home against San Francisco. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. The Tigers grabbed a 67-59 win over the Dons on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Ross Rivera at Spanos Center.

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Cal Poly are 1-1
After playing San Jose State are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Pacific Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing St. Mary's are 5-0
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Broncos at Tigers trends to consider:
Santa Clara is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Pacific
Santa Clara is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pacific
Santa Clara is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Pacific is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Santa Clara
Pacific is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Pacific is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Pacific is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Santa Clara home to Cal Poly, Monday, December 17
Pacific at St. Mary's, Wednesday, December 19