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Santa Clara vs San Diego 1/24/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

San Diego Toreros (11-8) vs. Santa Clara Broncos (11-7)
January 24, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Santa Clara Broncos -8.5 / San Diego Toreros +8.5; Over/Under: 143.5
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The San Diego Toreros will travel to the Leavey Center to take on the Santa Clara Broncos this Monday night in College Basketball action.

The San Diego Toreros improved to 11-8 on the season after defeating the Pacific Tigers, 73-65, this past Saturday. San Diego led by a 44-35 margin at halftime and was able to hold off the Tigers for the victory after taking a 65-59 lead with 2:49 left in regulation. San Diego shot 45.6% from the field & 47.1% from beyond the arc while holding Pacific to 40.0% shooting from the field & 33.3% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Toreros was Marcellus Earlington who had 23 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, & 2 steals.

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On the season, San Diego is averaging 68.0 ppg on 43.8% shooting from the field. The Toreros are averaging 5.9 three-pointers per game on 35.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, San Diego has been led by Marcellus Earlington (14.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.1 apg), Jase Townsend (11.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.2 apg), Joey Calcaterra (8.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.4 apg), & Terrell Brown (8.6 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.5 bpg).

Defensively, San Diego is holding their opponents to an average of 63.5 ppg on 40.9% shooting from the field. The Toreros have a rebound margin of 3.1 and a turnover margin of -1.3.

The Santa Clara Broncos lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 11-7 on the season after being defeated by the St. Mary’s Gaels, 73-65, this past Thursday. Santa Clara trailed by just a 55-53 margin with 8:57 left in regulation, however, the Broncos offense struggled down the stretch and Santa Clara could not fight back after St. Mary’s took a 65-60 lead with 3:44 left in regulation. Santa Clara shot 43.3% from the field & 36.0% from beyond the arc while allowing Satna Clara to shoot 44.8% from the field & 42.9% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Broncos was Jalen Williams who had 18 points, 4 rebounds, & 4 assists.

On the season, Santa Clara is averaging 76.6 ppg on 48.2% shooting from the field. The Broncos are averaging 7.5 three-pointers per game on 37.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Santa Clara has been led by Jalen Williams (18.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.3 spg), Keshawn Justice (14.7 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 2.6 apg), Josip Vrankic (13.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.8 spg), & PJ Pipes (10.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.3 apg).

Defensively, Santa Clara is allowing their opponents to average 76.6 ppg on 48.2% shooting from the field. The Broncos have a rebound margin of -0.4 and a turnover margin of 0.2.

The Toreros are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games, however, are just 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games vs. Santa Clara. The Broncos are 8-8-2 ATS overall on the season, however, just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday home games.

San Diego has been led by their defense which ranks 48th in scoring defense & 77th in defensive FG%, however, the offense has struggled as the Toreros come into this game ranked just 267th in scoring offense & 202nd in FG%. Santa Clara has been led by their offense which ranks t-68th in scoring offense & 24th in FG%, however, the defense has allowed some points as the Broncos currently rank just 230th in scoring defense & 163rd in defensive FG%.

Loyola Marymount is a solid team, however, this a bunch of points for the Lions to cover against a San Diego team that has a solid defense and recently had an easy cover on the road at BYU. I think Loyola Marymount wins this game, however, as I think San Diego will keep this competitive, I’m taking the Toreros and the points. Good Luck!

Brett Nault's Free Pick:
San Diego Toreros +8.5

Brett Nault

Brett has been involved with sports his entire life, whether playing them or betting on them, and loves using his education in data analytics to break down all matchups to get you a competitive edge. Follow Brett Nault on Twitter @BrettCU05

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