Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Cougars vs Broncos CBB Odds
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15-6 BYU Cougars vs. Santa Clara Broncos 11-10
2017 NCAA Basketball – WCC
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 11 PM ET
Venue: Leavey Center Santa Clara, California
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: BYU -4
CBB Betting Total: 146.5
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BYU has won 4 of their last 5 games, including their last 2, they have already lost to a ranked St. Mary;s team, who they face one more time, and they still have to face an undefeated Gonzaga two times.
Santa Clara has won 3 of their last 4 games and with their last win they moved over .500 for the season.
In their last games Santa Clara beat Loyola Marymount 64-63 and BYU beat Pacific 62-47.
BYU ranks a solid 20th in the nation in points per game, but only tied for 185th in points allowed.
Not hard to see why BYU is the road favorite in this game, as earlier in the season at BYU the Cougars crushed the Broncos beating them 89-59.
In BYU’s win over Pacific in their last game the Cougars did not have the best shooting game (42.9% from the floor), but they held Pacific to 31.1% shooting and a 3-pt FG% of only 18.8%.
In the win over Pacific Eric Mika scored 17 points and had 12 rebounds and that was his 13th double-double this season. T.J. Haws went for 16 points in the game and these two players were the only ones that scored in double figures.
In their blowout home win over Santa Clara earlier this season the Cougars outscored the Broncos by 18 points in the first half, held them to 30.4% shooting, and they shot 53.3% from the floor. In that game Mika and Haws combined for 36 points and 15 boards.
This season BYU is only 2-2 on the road.
Santa Clara Broncos
Santa Clara has a good defense ranking 49th in the nation in points allowed, but only 313th in points per game.
In Santa Clara’s win over Loyola Marymount in their last game Jared Brownridge was the hero hitting a 3-pointer with only 2.7 seconds left to give the Broncos the W. In the game Santa Clara shot 51.1% from the floor and LMU shot 45.8%.
Santa Clara won the game with LMU even though they only had three offensive rebounds, LMU had 8, and they only took a total of 9 free throws.
Brownbridge was not only the hero in the win over LMU, but the high scorer as well going for 25 points on 8/17 shooting and hitting on 5 of his 13 3-pointers.
Matt Hauser went for 10 points as the only other Broncos player that went for double figures.
Brownridge is the big gun for Santa Clara averaging 18.5 ppg, but he is only shooting 40.7% from the floor.
Santa Clara is 8-4 at home this season.
CBB Betting Trends:
- BYU is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- BYU is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- SC is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall
- SC is 5-11 ATS in their last 16 home games.
Free BYU Cougars vs. Santa Clara Broncos NCAAB Prediction:
BYU has not been the best road team this season, but they throttled Santa Clara earlier this season at home and they will win and cover on the road in this conference match up.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: BYU -2.5
BYU will get their 16th win of the season in this game sending Santa Clara back to .500.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: BYU 75 – Santa Clara 68
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