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Santa Clara vs. San Francisco - 2/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Francisco at Santa Clara
Date & Time Saturday February 23, 2019, 11:00 PM (EST)
Location
Leavey Center
Santa Clara, California
The Line
The Line: Santa Clara +7 -- Over/Under: 137
TV Channel
ROOT Sports
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The San Francisco Dons and Santa Clara Broncos meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Leavey Center.

The San Francisco Dons look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Dons are averaging 76.4 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 65.9 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Charles Minlend is averaging 14.9 points and 1.5 assists while Frankie Ferrari is averaging 14.3 points and 3.2 rebounds. Matt McCarthy is grabbing 6.5 rebounds and Jordan Ratinho is dishing 1.2 assists. The San Francisco Dons are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 64.9 percent from the free throw line. The San Francisco Dons are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The San Francisco Dons have won four of their last seven road games.

The Santa Clara Broncos need a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Santa Clara Broncos are averaging 68.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 70.8 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Tahj Eaddy is averaging 14.4 points and 3.3 assists while Josip Vrankic is averaging 13.4 points and 6.4 rebounds. Trey Wertz is the third double-digit scorer and Keshawn Justice is dishing 1.6 assists. The Santa Clara Broncos are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Santa Clara Broncos are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game. The Santa Clara Broncos have split their last six home games.

The Dons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. West Coast, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Broncos are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. West Coast and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Dons are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Santa Clara and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 9-4 in Broncos last 13 overall. The over is 5-1 in Dons last 6 overall.

Santa Clara hung around with San Francisco in the first meeting, losing by just six points and covering with ease as a 14-point underdog. The San Francisco Dons have failed to cover seven of their last eight road games and are 5-7-1 ATS on the road overall. The Santa Clara Broncos are 10-5 ATS this season when an underdog of at least five points and have covered seven of their last 10 games overall. The Santa Clara Broncos may not play the sexiest basketball in the world, but they get after it defensively and cover numbers. I'll take a shot with the home underdog. 

Pick:
Santa Clara +7

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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