Santa Clara vs. BYU - 2/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
BYU Cougars (18-8) at Santa Clara Broncos (9-16)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Leavey Center)
The Line: Santa Clara Broncos +8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT Sports Northwest
The BYU Cougars and Santa Clara Broncos square off Saturday at the Leavey Center.
The BYU Cougars look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The BYU Cougars are averaging 83.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 74.6 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Chase Fischer is averaging 18.4 points and 2.4 rebounds while Nick Emery is averaging 15.5 points and 2.4 assists. Kyle Collinsworth is dishing 7.3 assists and Kyle Davis is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The BYU Cougars are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cougars are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game. The BYU Cougars have split their last eight road games.
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The Santa Clara Broncos look for a feel good win after splitting their last 10 games. The Santa Clara Broncos are averaging 67.4 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 72.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Jared Brownridge is averaging 19.9 points and 3.3 rebounds while KJ Feagin is averaging 11 points and 3.9 assists. Nate Kratch is grabbing 8.5 rebounds and Matt Hauser is dishing 1.4 assists. The Santa Clara Broncos are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The Broncos are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game. The Santa Clara Broncos have won six of their last 10 home games.
The Cougars are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win. The Broncos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 vs. West Coast. The Cougars are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Santa Clara and 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
BYU is starting to find its footing heading into tournament play, and the Cougars offensive firepower will be too much for a Santa Clara team that doesn't shoot the ball well.