BYU Cougars vs. Santa Clara Broncos - 1/7/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Santa Clara Broncos (5-11) at BYU Cougars (10-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 11:00 pm (Marriott Center)
The Line: BYU Cougars -13 -- Over/Under: 148 See the Latest Odds
The Brigham Young Cougars welcome the Santa Clara Broncos to town in West Coast action.
The Santa Clara Broncos need to win a few games and gain some momentum in the top heavy West Coast. The Broncos ended a four game slide with an 84-77 victory versus Portland as a 1.5 point home favorite. SC sank shots at 45% but gave the ball away 16 times to give the Pilots 18 more looks at the basket which was negated by 33% marksmanship. KJ Feagin poured in a game high 25 points with Jared Brownridge right on his heels with 23 points. Matt Hunter contributed ten points while Nate Kratch added four points and contest 14 rebounds. The offense was really a two man attack where everybody contributed something.
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The Brigham Young Cougars are one of the top squads in the West Coast but where they fall in the top four is a question that has yet to be answered. The Cougars have won three of four after picking up an 81-67 victory at Pacific as a nine point favorite on Saturday. The Tigers were not outclassed with a 46%-43.6% shooting edge but BYU hit 11-23 from long range and made 12 more free throws to pull away for the win. Chase Fischer led all scorers with 23 points with Kyle Collinsworth adding 22 points, five yanks and eight assists. Zac Seljaas netted14 points and posted five yanks while Nate Austin hauled in ten rebounds to go along with four points.
The over is 7-1 in Santa Clara last 8 road games and is 7-3 in their last 10 Thursday games. The over is 7-2 in BYU last 9 home games and the under is 8-3 in BYU last 11 Thursday games while BYU are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. West Coast. Santa Clara are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings. Every once in awhile Santa Clara plays a big name tough and I hope this isn’t one of those times…