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Santa Clara vs. Pacific - 2/16/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Pacific at Santa Clara
Date & Time Saturday February 16, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Leavey Center
Santa Clara, California
The Line
The Line: Santa Clara -2 -- Over/Under: 132
TV Channel
The W TV
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NCAA BB | Pacific at Santa Clara
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The Pacific Tigers and Santa Clara Broncos meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Leavey Center.

The Pacific Tigers could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Pacific Tigers are averaging 68.1 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 46 percent shooting. Roberto Gallinat is averaging 14.9 points and 2.8 rebounds while Lafayette Dorsey is averaging 11.6 points and 1.1 assists. Jahlil Tripp is the third double-digit scorer and Ajare Sanni is dishing 1.1 assists. The Pacific Tigers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Pacific Tigers are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.1 rebounds per game. The Pacific Tigers have lost five of their last six road games.

The Santa Clara Broncos also need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Santa Clara Broncos are averaging 68.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 71.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Tahj Eaddy is averaging 14.5 points and 3.3 assists while Josip Vrankic is averaging 13.3 points and 6.5 rebounds. Trey Wertz is the third double-digit scorer and Keshawn Justice is dishing 1.6 assists. The Santa Clara Broncos are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Santa Clara Broncos are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game. The Santa Clara Broncos have split their last six home games.

The Broncos are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Tigers are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the underdog is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The under is 6-1 in Broncos last 7 home games. The under is 8-2 in Tigers last 10 overall.

The Santa Clara Broncos beat Pacific last month by 12 points on the road, and they've won five of the last six meetings overall. The Pacific Tigers are losing games on the road by an average of nine points while not getting many stops defensively. The Santa Clara Broncos have played their best ball at home this season and have been in a lot of tight games to the point you think they'd take advantage of subpar opponents and games they can win. This is one of those moments. I'll lay the bucket with Santa Clara.

Pick:
Santa Clara -2

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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