Santa Clara Broncos vs. Arizona Wildcats - 11/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Wildcats (4-0) at Santa Clara Broncos (3-2)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Orleans Arena)
The Line: Santa Clara Broncos +16.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Santa Clara Broncos will play the Arizona Wildcats in the Las Vegas Invitational on Thursday.
The Arizona Wildcats are 4-0 this season after beating Northern Colorado by a score of 71-55 in their last game. Arizona trailed at halftime but was able to take the lead and pull away in the second half. Lauri Markkanen led Arizona with 17 points and 13 rebounds in their win. Arizona shot 43.6% on field goals, 25% on three-pointers, and 82.6% on free throws in this game. Arizona is averaging 77.3 points per game while giving up 62.3 points per game. Arizona is also averaging 36.5 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 19.5 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game, while Kobi Simmons is averaging 12 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game for Arizona. Arizona is shooting 45.1% on field goals, 79.3% on free throws, and 30.2% on three-pointers.
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The Santa Clara Broncos are 3-2 this season after beating Sacred Heart by a score of 84-74 in their last game. Santa Clara led by 3 points at halftime and was able to pull away for the win in the second half. Jared Brownridge led Santa Clara with 32 points, 5 assists, and 3 rebounds in this game. Santa Clara shot 54.5% on field goals, 42.9% on three-pointers, and 75% on free throws. Santa Clara is averaging 71.6 points per game while giving up 68.4 points per game. Santa Clara is also averaging 31.6 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game. Jared Brownridge is averaging 16.8 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists per game, while Jarvis Pugh is averaging 15.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game for Santa Clara. Santa Clara is shooting 45.4% on field goals, 69.3% on free throws, and 33.1% on three-pointers.
Santa Clara is 9-1-2 ATS in their last 13 neutral site games and 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 non-conference games. The under is 6-1 in Santa Clara’s last 7 games. Arizona is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. The over is 11-5 in Arizona’s last 16 Thursday games.
Arizona will look to continue their hot start to the season against a weaker Santa Clara team. Arizona is the better team here and should have no issue getting the win here. Arizona should enjoy a nice rebounding advantage and I like them in this game.