BYU vs. Santa Clara - 3/5/16 WCC Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Santa Clara Broncos (11-19) at BYU Cougars (22-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Orleans Arena)
The Line: BYU Cougars -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT Sports
The Santa Clara Broncos and BYU Cougars meet Saturday in the WCC Tournament.
The Santa Clara Broncos look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Santa Clara Broncos are averaging 67.2 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 73.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Jared Brownridge is averaging 20.3 points and 3.1 rebounds while KJ Feagin is averaging 11.4 points and 3.8 assists. Nate Kratch is grabbing eight rebounds and Matt Hauser is dishing 1.3 assists. The Santa Clara Broncos are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Broncos are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Santa Clara Broncos have lost three of their last four neutral site games.
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The BYU Cougars look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 10 games. The BYU Cougars are averaging 83.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Chase Fischer is averaging 18.1 points and two assists while Nick Emery is averaging 15.9 points and 3.2 rebounds. Kyle Collinsworth is dishing 7.5 assists and Kyle Davis is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The BYU Cougars are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cougars are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The BYU Cougars have won five of their last eight neutral site games.
The Broncos are 8-1-2 ATS in their last 11 neutral site games. The Cougars are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss. The Broncos are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
BYU has owned Santa Clara over the years and majority of the games haven't even been close. The Broncos will struggle to keep up on the offensive end, which gives BYU a double-digit victory.