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Santa Clara Broncos Open as College Basketball Underdog vs St. Mary's Gaels

The Santa Clara Broncos will try to cover the point spread at Leavey Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the St. Mary's Gaels in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Santa Clara sat as 11.5-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

St. Mary's Gaels vs Santa Clara Broncos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Mary's Gaels will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 7-8-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Santa Clara Broncos are 3-11 ATS. St. Mary's Gaels are 7-8-1 on betting the total; Santa Clara Broncos are 9-4-1.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 186-rated Santa Clara Broncos and the No. 58-ranked St. Mary's Gaels, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and St. Mary's is ranked No. 225 in NCAA basketball at 33.41 per game. Contrast that with Santa Clara's No. 261 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Santa Clara is the No. 65-ranked team in the country at 8.81 per game, while St. Mary's rates No. 106 at 8.24 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Gaels got 24 points from Emmett Naar as Saint Mary's-California ran past San Diego 70-63 on Saturday at McKeon Pavilion.

Santa Clara earned a 70-68 victory over Portland on Saturday, getting 22 points from Matt Hauser at Leavey Center.

Betting Trends
  • Saint Mary's-California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Saint Mary's-California is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Saint Mary's-California's last 11 games on the road
  • Saint Mary's-California is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Santa Clara is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Santa Clara's last 6 games
  • Santa Clara is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Mary's at Pepperdine, Saturday, January 13th
Santa Clara at BYU, Saturday, January 13th