Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Santa Clara Broncos - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Santa Clara Broncos at Gonzaga Bulldogs

Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 11:00 PM (Mccarthey Athletic Center)

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The Santa Clara Broncos are on the road for a matchup with the 1st ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs.  The Broncos are (15-3), coming off a 67-66 road in over the Saint Mary's.  the Bulldogs are (18-1), after getting past Loyola Marymount, 87-62.

In the Broncos win over Saint Mary's, Santa Clara was led on offense by Josip Vrankic.  Vrankic was 8 of 14 from the floor, hitting 6 free throws, totaling 22 points and 10 rebounds.  The Broncos shot 46% from the floor and 33% from 3-point range.  Santa Clara held Saint Mary's to 36% from the floor and 41% from 3.  The Broncos forced 14 turnovers in the game.

In the Bulldogs win over Loyola Marymount, Gonzaga was guided offensively by Filip Petrusev.  Petrusev was 4 of 9 from the floor, hitting 8 of 11 form the charity stripe, finishing with 16 points.  The Bulldogs shot 52% from the floor and 36% from 3-point range.  Gonzaga out rebounded Loyola Marymount, 41 to 23.  Gonzaga recorded 10 offensive rebounds.  

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Recent Betting Trends:

Broncos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

Broncos are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against Gonzaga.

The over is 4-2 in Broncos last 6 games.

Bulldogs are 20-0 SU in their last 20 home games.

Bulldogs are 12-0 in their last 12 games when at home against Santa Clara.

The over is 11-2 in Bulldogs last 13 games.

Santa Clara has gotten off to a tremendous start, but almost all of that success has been at home.  The Broncos are 1-3 on the road, with their loan win being at Saint Mary's.  Santa Clara is averaging under 65 points of offense when on the road, while Gonzaga is averaging 90 at home.  The Broncos have one of the worse scoring defense's when on the road, Santa Clara ranks 322nd in scoring defense on the road, while ranking 346th in 3-point defense.  Gonzaga is in the top 60 in 3-point percent on offense.  Look for Gonzaga to take it to a Santa Clara team that has struggled on the road, even though being 12 games above .500 on the season.  Final score prediction, Gonzaga will win and cover, 88-65.

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