San Diego Toreros (16-9) at Santa Clara Broncos (8-17)
|Date & Time||Saturday February 10, 2018, 4:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Santa Clara Broncos +4.5 -- Over/Under:
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The San Diego Toreros and Santa Clara Broncos meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Leavey Center.
The San Diego Toreros need a victory here after splitting their last 12 games. The San Diego Toreros are averaging 69.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 64.8 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Isaiah Pineiro is averaging 16.1 points and six rebounds while Isaiah Wright is averaging 14.3 points and 5.4 assists. Olin Carter III is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Williams is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The San Diego Toreros are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The San Diego Toreros are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The San Diego Toreros have split their last eight road games.
The Santa Clara Broncos need a win here after losing five of their last six games. The Santa Clara Broncos are averaging 66.4 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 49.9 percent shooting. KJ Feagin is averaging 17.5 points and four assists while Henry Caruso is averaging 12.2 points and 6.7 rebounds. Josip Vrankic is the third double-digit scorer and Matt Hauser is dishing 3.5 assists. The Santa Clara Broncos are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Santa Clara Broncos are allowing 41 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.3 rebounds per game. The Santa Clara Broncos have lost five straight home games.
The Toreros are 17-6-1 ATS in their last 24 road games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. West Coast and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Broncos are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Toreros are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Santa Clara, 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the underdog is 22-4-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings.
San Diego and Santa Clara have a history of playing close games, but the Broncos are not a good basketball team, as they don't win SU and can't cover these numbers they get. In fact, the Santa Clara Broncos are just 6-16-1 ATS this season overall. The San Diego Toreros are one of the top defensive clubs in the country and have done a good job of winning games against teams they should beat. I'll eat the reasonable chalk with the much better and more consistent team.