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Toreros vs Broncos College Hoops Game Preview

San Diego TorerosSanta Clara Broncos
Jan 12, 10:00 PM | Leavey Center

San Diego Toreros vs Santa Clara Broncos Odds


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

Santa Clara battles the Toreros, currently sitting with a 5-10 mark (4-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-5 for the Broncos and 6-6 for the Toreros.

View San Diego vs Santa Clara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Broncos as 10-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Broncos at No. 194 and the Toreros at No. 308 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-63 result in favor of the Broncos.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Santa Clara's No. 121-ranked scoring average of 71.1 PPG, against a Toreros defense rated No. 270 and allowing 71.5 PPG. The Broncos FG% has averaged 41% to date this season, less than the Toreros shooters have managed so far (42.9% per game).

Defensively, San Diego features the nation's No. 256-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.7 points per game. Santa Clara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 101 nationally in scoring at home.

San Diego was a 79-68 loser in its last match at home against Loyola Marymount. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as underdogs. The Toreros got 24 points from Johnny Dee, but it was Loyola Marymount that prevailed in a 79-68 final on Saturday at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

In their last action, Santa Clara was an 82-60 loser on the road against Gonzaga. They failed to cover the 18–point spread as underdogs. Santa Clara was run off the court by the Bulldogs on Saturday as Gonzaga routed them 82-60 at McCarthey Athletic Center.

San Diego Toreros Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing BYU are 0-2
After playing Loyola Marymount are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing BYU are 1-1
After playing Gonzaga are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Toreros at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of San Diego's last 17 games on the road
San Diego is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
San Diego is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Santa Clara is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Santa Clara's last 5 games when playing San Diego
Santa Clara is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Diego
Santa Clara is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games

Next up:
San Diego home to BYU, Monday, January 16
Santa Clara at BYU, Saturday, January 14