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West Coast Tournament - College basketball point spread favors Tigers in battle with Broncos

Santa Clara BroncosPacific Tigers
12-18March 06, 2014, 11:30 | Orleans Arena15-14

Santa Clara pays a visit to Pacific on Thursday, hoping to send the Tigers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Orleans Arena.

The Broncos will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 10-15-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Tigers are 16-12 ATS. Santa Clara is 12-14 on the totals; Pacific is 17-10.

View Santa Clara Broncos vs Pacific Tigers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Tigers as -4-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 199 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Broncos, who rate No. 161 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Santa Clara was an 86-78 winner on the road against Pepperdine. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. Jared Brownridge poured in a team-high 38 points for Santa Clara on Saturday, as they defeated Pepperdine 86-78 at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Pacific won its last outing, a 68-65 result against Portland on March 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite. The Tigers got 19 points from Trevin Harris as Pacific ran past Portland 68-65 on Saturday at Spanos Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Broncos rank No. 226 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.16 per game. That compares with Pacific’s No. 136 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Pacific is college basketball's No. 105-ranked team at 6.48 per game, while the Broncos rate No. 49 with 7.45 per game.

A few Broncos at Tigers trends to consider:
Santa Clara is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
Santa Clara is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Pacific
Santa Clara is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pacific
Pacific is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Pacific is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pacific's last 5 games
Pacific is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Santa Clara