Santa Clara Broncos vs. Denver Pioneers - 11/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Pioneers (0-1) at Santa Clara Broncos (0-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 11:00 pm (Leavey Center)
The Line: Santa Clara Broncos -2 See the Latest Odds
The Denver Pioneers will play the Santa Clara Broncos in the Cable Car Classic in Santa Clara on Saturday.
The Santa Clara Broncos lost in a double overtime game to Lipscomb on Friday night by a score of 65-63. This was a hard fought game and was very low scoring, but no doubt took a toll on Santa Clara. Jared Brownridge led Santa Clara on Friday with 28 points and 5 rebounds. Matt Hubbard also added 14 points and 6 rebounds for Santa Clara. Eleven different Broncos got to play in this one as the coaching staff tries to find out who can make a solid contribution for Santa Clara this season. Santa Clara shot 75% on free throws and 29% from three point range in their loss. It will be very interesting to see how Santa Clara responds after losing a hard fought overtime the game just last night.
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The Denver Pioneers lost to the Milwaukee Panthers on Friday night by a score of 71-58. Denver was within one point late in the second half before allowing Milwaukee to go on a 13-0 run that put the game out of hand. Denver also got into foul trouble early in the game, which tested their bench depth, which is never easy to overcome in the beginning of the season. C.J. Bobbitt led the way for Denver with 10 points. Thomas Neff led Denver in assists with 4. Daniel Amigo led Denver in rebounding with 4 rebounds. Denver shot 70% on free throws and 41.2% from beyond the arc. Denver is a very young team this year proven by the fact that four Pioneers made their collegiate debut against Milwaukee.
Denver is 0-1 ATS this season. Denver 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. Denver is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against the West Coast Conference. The under is 5-1 in Denver’s last 6 non-conference games. Santa Clara is 0-1 ATS this season. Santa Clara is 5-11-2 ATS in their last 18 non-conference games. The under is 4-0 in Santa Clara’s last 4 non-conference games.
This is an interesting matchup because both teams played last night and will have to deal with some fatigue issues. Denver should have the slight upper hand after Santa Clara was forced to play two overtimes in their game yesterday. For this reason, I am going to pick Denver in this one.