Santa Clara vs. Northern Colorado - 11/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Colorado Bears (1-1) at Santa Clara Broncos (1-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Leavey Center)
The Line: Santa Clara Broncos -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Campus Insiders
The Northern Colorado Bears and Santa Clara Broncos meet Saturday night in college basketball action at the Leavey Center.
The Northern Colorado Bears look for a big road victory that would get them a game above a .500 record. The Northern Colorado Bears are averaging 52 points on 34.8 percent shooting and allowing 89 points on 53.3 percent shooting. Jordan Davis is averaging 23.5 points and four assists while Chaz Glotta is averaging 13.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. Ibrahim Sylla is grabbing five rebounds and Mike Ranson is dishing 1.5 assists. The Northern Colorado Bears are shooting 20 percent from beyond the arc and 57.1 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Colorado Bears are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 23 rebounds per game. The Northern Colorado Bears have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Santa Clara Broncos look to snap a streak of back-to-back losses to get back to a .500 record. The Santa Clara Broncos are averaging 62 points on 39.6 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Jarvis Pugh is averaging 15 points and seven rebounds while Jared Brownridge is averaging 13.7 points and three assists. Henrik Jadersten is the third double-digit scorer and Nate Kratch is grabbing four rebounds. The Santa Clara Broncos are shooting 25.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. The Santa Clara Broncos are allowing 40.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The Santa Clara Broncos have split their last six home games.
The Bears are 6-16-1 ATS in their last 23 road games and 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The Broncos are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 6-0 in Broncos last 6 overall and the under is 5-2 in Bears last 7 overall.
Santa Clara needs a victry here as it can't afford to lose three straight, and the Broncos are usually solid on their home court. Northern Colorado has had its struggles on the road and was downright waxed in its game against a Butler team that's still trying to find itself. Santa Clara should have little trouble winning this thing by double digits.