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Santa Clara vs. Idaho State - 12/7/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Idaho State Bengals (3-3) at Santa Clara Broncos (3-5)
Date & Time Friday December 7, 2018, 10:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Santa Clara Broncos -3.5 -- Over/Under: 149
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NCAA BB | Idaho State Bengals (3-3) at Santa Clara Broncos (3-5)
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Friday college basketball features the Idaho State Bengals taking on the Santa Clara Broncos.

The Idaho State Bengals are shooting for consecutive victories after holding off sub-division Montana Western 74-66. A 43-33 second half run negated a two point deficit for Idaho State who held a 43.8%-37.7% shooting edge for a decisive five more baskets.

Brandon Boyd carried the Bengals offense with 15 points, four pulls and two blocks on 6-12 accuracy followed by a ten point, four board effort from Gary Chivichyan on 4-7 shooting. Chier Maker, Kelvin Jones and Balint Moscan gave Idaho State nine points each and a combined 18 rebounds while Alonzo Walker added eight points and six boards on 4-9 shooting.

The Santa Clara Broncos are gunning for a third straight win after downing Northern Arizona 81-74 Saturday as a 6.5 point home favorite. Santa Clara needed a 49-33 second have  run to overcome a nine point hole heading to the looker room for intermission. The Broncos were outshot 46.8%-44.1% but survived thanks to an 11-20 effort from beyond the arc and an 19-10 advantage at the stripe.

Tahj Eaddy led the Santa Clara rally with 22 points, three yanks and three assists on 6-14 from the floor including five bombs and 5-7 at the stripe. Josip Vrankic and Trey Wertz gave the Broncos 17 points each with Vrankic hauling in 14 rebounds while Josh Martin contributed 12 points,13 rebounds and seven assists.

Idaho State Bengals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and Idaho State Bengals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. West Coast. Santa ClaraBroncos are 17-35 ATS in their last 52 home games and Santa Clara Broncos are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 non-conference games.

If Santa Clara performs as they have there is no reason this isn’t a cover…

Pick:
Santa Clara -3.5

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