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Pacific vs. Santa Clara - 1/19/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Santa Clara at Pacific
Date & Time Saturday January 19, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
Alex G. Spanos Center
Stockton, California
The Line
The Line: Pacific -5.5 -- Over/Under: 135.5
TV Channel
The W TV
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Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The Santa Clara Broncos and Pacific Tigers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Alex G. Spanos Center.

The Santa Clara Broncos could use a win after splitting their last six games. The Santa Clara Broncos are averaging 70.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 71.1 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Tahj Eaddy is averaging 16.2 points and 3.6 assists while Josip Vrankic is averaging 13.2 points and 5.9 rebounds. Trey Wertz is the third double-digit scorer and Keshawn Justice is dishing 1.4 assists. The Santa Clara Broncos are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Santa Clara Broncos are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Santa Clara Broncos have lost four of their last six road games.

The Pacific Tigers also need a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Pacific Tigers are averaging 71.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Roberto Gallinat is averaging 14.4 points and 2.9 rebounds while Lafayette Dorsey is averaging 12.2 points and 1.1 assists. Jahlil Tripp is the third double-digit scorer and Ajare Sanni is dishing 1.2 assists. The Pacific Tigers are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Pacific Tigers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The Pacific Tigers have won five of their last seven home games.

The Broncos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Tigers are 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 vs. West Coast, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Broncos are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Pacific and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Tigers last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Broncos last 5 overall.

These are two solid covering teams if you're looking teams to get behind the rest of the season, as Santa Clara is 7-4 ATS as an underdog and Pacific is 6-3 ATS as a favorite. Both teams are also profitable ATS overall this season. In terms of this game, the Pacific Tigers have played their best ball at home by far where they're winning by an average of 6.2 points. The Santa Clara Broncos have lost majority of their road games this season and are being outscored by an average of 14.6 points. So while Santa Clara has won seven of the last 10 meetings against Pacific, I have to lay the chalk with the Tigers in this spot.

Pick:
Pacific -5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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