Santa Clara Broncos (7-2) at Pacific Tigers (3-1)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Spanos Center)
The Line: Pacific Tigers +2 -- Over/Under: 129 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Santa Clara Broncos and the Pacific Tigers meet in college basketball action from the Alex Spanos Center on Thursday afternoon.
The Santa Clara Broncos will look to build on their 7-2 record after a 66-64 win over Saint Mary’s last time out. Josip Vrankic leads the Broncos in scoring and rebounding with 15.6 PPG and 8.3 RPG while Keshawn Justice has 10.2 PPG and 6.1 RPG to make up the duo of double-digit scorers for Santa Clara coming into this game. Christian Carlyle has 9.1 PPG for the Broncos this season as well. As a team, Santa Clara is averaging 67.1 PPG on 41.5% shooting from the field, 25.6% from 3-point range and 64.9% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 63.3 PPG on 36.8% shooting from the field and 31.5% from 3-point range this season.
The Pacific Tigers will look to build on their 3-1 record after a 92-64 win over subdivision Westmont last time out. Jeremiah Bailey leads the Tigers in scoring and rebounding with 14.8 PPG and 8.5 RPG while Daniss Jenkins is 2nd in scoring with 14.3 PPG and Broc Finstuen has 12.5 PPG with 8 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Pacific heading into Thursday’s game against Santa Clara. Pierre Crockrell II also has a team-high 3 APG for the Tigers this season. As a team, Pacific is averaging 72.5 PPG on 39.6% shooting from the field, 28% from behind the arc and 65.6% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 66 PPG on 41.1% shooting from the field and 31.7% from 3-point range this season.
Santa Clara is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games while the over is 23-8 in their last 31 road games. Pacific is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 home games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. The road team is 9-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings between these two teams.
The free bucket with a home dog like Pacific is tempting, but the problem is that the Tigers haven’t played in over three weeks and I’m not sure Santa Clara’s the team you want to play in your first game back as the Broncos have been one of the more under the radar teams in the WCC so far this year. Santa Clara’s also had a game to get the rust off and I just think this low line is a gift and it’s one I’ll gladly accept with Santa Clara, laying the bucket in the process.