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Santa Clara Broncos vs Tigers College Hoops Game Preview

Santa Clara BroncosPacific Tigers
9-8January 11, 2014, 04:00 | Spanos Center9-6

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Pacific vs Santa Clara battle Saturday at Spanos Center as the Tigers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Tigers sit at 9-6 (8-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Broncos are currently 9-8 (5-7-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Pacific is 9-4 OU, and Santa Clara is 6-7 OU.

View Santa Clara Broncos vs Pacific Tigers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Tigers as -5.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Tigers sit at No. 185 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Broncos sit at No. 181 on the same chart.

Last time out for Santa Clara, they were a 57-55 winner as they battled St. Mary's on the road. They covered in the match as a 13-point underdog. Santa Clara earned a 57-55 victory over St. Mary's on Thursday, getting 23 points from Jared Brownridge at McKeon Pavilion.

Pacific was an 81-72 loser in their most recent outing at home against San Francisco. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Pacific got 17 points from Andrew Bock but lost anyway, 81-72, to San Francisco on Thursday at Spanos Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pacific's No. 114 nationally ranked offense (74.33 points per game) against a Broncos defense that sits as the No. 121 at 68.83 PPG. The Tigers have been averaging 43.24% from the field, less than the Broncos have managed so far this season (43.56% on average).

A few Broncos at Tigers trends to consider:
Santa Clara is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Santa Clara is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Santa Clara's last 5 games on the road
Santa Clara is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Pacific
Pacific is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Pacific is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
Pacific is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Pacific is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next up:
Santa Clara home to San Diego, Thursday, January 16th
Pacific at Saint Mary's , Saturday, January 18th