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Santa Clara Broncos vs Rice Owls Betting Matchup Report

Rice OwlsSanta Clara Broncos
2-4November 30, 2013, 09:00 | Leavey Center1-3

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Santa Clara Broncos try to run the Rice Owls off the court at Leavey Center in college hoops action.

The Owls will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Broncos are 0-3-1 ATS. Rice is 1-2 against the total, while Santa Clara is 4-0 versus the number.

View Rice Owls vs Santa Clara Broncos Odds and Stats.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 85-ranked Broncos and the No. 311-rated Owls in this matchup.

In their last action, Rice was a 97-93 loser at home against Rider. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Austin Ramljak went off for 25 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Rider handed Rice a 97-93 defeat at Leavey Center.

Last time out for Santa Clara, they were a 91-85 loser as they battled North Dakota State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. Santa Clara got 32 points from Brandon Clark en route to a 91-85 loss at the hands of Santa Clara on Friday at Leavey Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Santa Clara's No. 75 nationally ranked offense (80 points per game) against a Owls defense that sits as the No. 120 at 69.83 PPG. The Broncos have been averaging 44.11% from the field, more than the Owls have managed so far this season (44.01% on average).

Next up:
Rice at Houston Baptist, Wednesday, December 4th
Santa Clara at CS Bakersfield, Thursday, December 5th