San Diego Toreros vs. Santa Clara Broncos Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/8/14
Santa Clara Broncos (10-15) at San Diego Toreros (13-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11:00 pm (Jenny Craig Pavilion)
The Line: San Diego Toreros -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Storyline: San Diego looks to snap a two-game skid when they host slumping Santa Clara Saturday.
The Breakdown: The Toreros dropped to 4-8 for 7th place in the conference following a 74-67 loss to San Francisco Thursday. San Diego shot 42.1 percent from the floor and 30.8 percent from outside the arc to the Dons’ 50.0 percent from the field and 25.0 percent from distance. The Toreros also conceded a 38-35 advantage on the boards and struggled from the free throw line, converting 11 of 17. Junior G Johnny Dee scored a team-high 18 points, including 4of 10 from downtown, sophomore G Duda Sanadze had 15 points on 5 of 11 shooting, and junior G Christopher Anderson added 13 points and 6 assists. On the season, San Diego is averaging 67.5 ppg on 45.0 percent shooting. Dee leads the team in scoring with 17.2 ppg, followed by Sanadze at 12.9 ppg.
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Meanwhile, Santa Clara is in last place in the conference, dropping to 3-9 after an 89-76 loss to BYU Thursday. The Broncos were outshot from the field 45.0 percent to 40.3 percent and from outside the arc 40.0 percent to 34.6 percent. The Broncos were also dominated on the boards 50-32. Junior G Brandon Clark scored 16 points on 7 of 11 shooting, freshman G Jared Brownridge had 16 points and 4 assists, and freshman G Jalen Richard added 10 points and 3 rebounds. Through 25 games, Santa Clara is averaging 70.8 ppg on 42.6 percent shooting. Clark leads the team in scoring with 16.9 ppg, followed by Brownridge at 16.8 ppg.
Rick’s Pick: The line in this one is currently set at -6 for San Diego. The Toreros edged Santa Clara a little less than a month ago o the road. Look for a big game from Johnny Dee and a San Diego cover.