Santa Clara vs. Gonzaga - 2/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Gonzaga Bulldogs (22-1) at Santa Clara Broncos (11-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 11:00 pm (Leavey Center)
The Line: Santa Clara Broncos +17.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Santa Clara Broncos and the Gonzaga Bulldogs face off on Thursday Night at the Leavey Center in West Coast Conference college basketball action.
The Santa Clara Broncos are 11-12 this season and they have lost their last two games. Santa Clara is averaging 62.3 points and they are shooting 41.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.2 points and their opponents are shooting 44.9 percent. Brandon Clark leads the Broncos averaging 16 points per game. Jared Browridge is averaging 14.4 points, Denzel Johnson is averaging 8.1 points, and Matt Hubbard is averaging 7.5 points. Santa Clara is 8-3 at home and 5-6 in the WCC.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 22-1 this season and they are ranked number two in the nation. Gonzaga is averaging 80.9 points and they are shooting 52.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.2 points and their opponents are shooting 37.6 percent. Kyle WIltjer leads the Zags averaging 15.6 points and 5.1 rebounds. Kevin Pangos is averaging 12.2 points, Przemek Karnowski is averaging 11 points and 6.1 rebounds, and Byron Wesley is averaging 10.1 points and 7.0 rebounds. Gonzaga is 6-1 on the road and 10-0 in the WCC.
Santa Clara is 17-35 against the spread in their last 52 home games, 4-0 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games against a team with a winning road record. Gonzaga is 4-1-1 o the road against a team with a winning home record and 4-16-1 against the spread in their last 21 road games following three or more consecutive home games. The home team has covered the point spread in 13 of the last 19 meetings of these two.
Gonzaga is just in a class of their own in the WCC this year and I look for them to win easily and get the cover.