Check out our free Santa Clara vs Pacific pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Stockton. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Santa Clara vs Pacific Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Broncos vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Santa Clara Broncos at Pacific Tigers
- Where: Stockton at Alex G. Spanos Center
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: Santa Clara -6.5, SANCLR -289 | PACFC +229 O/U 150.5
Santa Clara will take the floor against the Tigers with an overall record of 14-5. So far, the Broncos have played 3 games on the road, with a record of 1-2. This season, Santa Clara has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 9-1. For today’s contest, Santa Clara has a betting line set -6.5 points in their favor.
Brandin Podziemski comes into today’s game as the Broncos’ leading scorer at 18.28 points per contest. Not only has Podziemski been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Santa Clara’s top rebounder at 8.44 boards per contest. Behind Podziemski, the team has benefited from the strong play of Carlos Stewart, who is second on the team in scoring at 15.0 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.4% of his shots and is adding 2.33 boards per game.
Through 19 games, Santa Clara has been playing well on offense, averaging 78.1 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Broncos’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 38.8% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 7.34 made 3’s per contest.
Through 19 games, the Pacific Tigers have an overall record of 10-9. Currently, the Tigers have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 4-7. So far, the Tigers have been the underdog 9 times, going 6-3 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6.5 underdogs on the spread.
Pacific will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Luke Avdalovic who is averaging 10.37 points per game for the Tigers. Avdalovic is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tigers’ offensive game plan is the play of Tyler Beard who has hit 50.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.21 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Pacific this season, as they are currently ranked 366th in college basketball at 65.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Tigers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.7%, placing them 380th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Santa Clara Broncos -6.5
Leading into this matchup, the Santa Clara Broncos are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -6.5. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Broncos’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Santa Clara has a field goal percentage of 49.0, good for 20th in college basketball. In addition, look for the team to add to their trend of covering the spread on the road. Over their last 10 road matchups, they are 6-4 vs the spread.
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