Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Santa Clara Broncos NCAABB Betting prediction

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Santa Clara Broncos Prediction 1/11/2024

The Gonzaga Bulldogs (11-4) travel to face off against the Santa Clara Broncos (11-6) on Thursday, January 11th. This game will be played at Leavey Center in Santa Clara and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 9:30 ET.

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Santa Clara Broncos

The Gonzaga Bulldogs Are Coming Off A Win

So far this season, Gonzaga has been the favorite in 12 of their 15 games. Their record as the favorite is 10-2, and they have gone 2-0 in West Coast Conference play. Overall, the Bulldogs are 11-4, and they have won their last two games.

On the road, Gonzaga has gone 2-1 this season, and they have won eight of their last 10 road games. Their average scoring margin on the road is +4.0 points per game, and they are coming off of a 101-74 win over San Diego.

As the favorite this year, Gonzaga has gone 6-6 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 1-2 and over their last 3 road games, they are 1-2. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bulldogs are 4-6 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Gonzaga games is 7-7. Today’s over/under line of 157 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (153.2). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 159 points compared to the season average of 151.1 points per game.

The Santa Clara Broncos Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into their matchup with Gonzaga, Santa Clara has an overall record of 11-6, including a 2-0 mark in West Coast Conference play. The Broncos have won two straight games and are 5-4 at home this season.

Over their last 10 games at home, Santa Clara has gone 6-4. They are 4-3 when listed as the underdog this season, and they are currently getting 9.5 points against the Bulldogs.

As the underdog, Santa Clara has gone 4-3 against the spread this season. At home, the Broncos have an ATS mark of just 2-7. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Santa Clara is 6-4 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record in Santa Clara games is 6-8-1 with an average scoring total of 144.9 points. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 157. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-2-1 with an average scoring total of 133 points.

Gonzaga Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Gonzaga offense put up 101 points against San Diego. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 56.5% and made 10 threes. One area that the Gonzaga offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 133rd in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 49%.

Graham Ike (F) 15.2 7.9 0.9
Anton Watson (F) 13.8 7.3 2.7
Nolan Hickman (G) 12.7 2.3 2.6

Santa Clara Offense Breakdown

The Broncos’ offense finished with 78 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 76.6 points per contest. The top scorer for the Broncos was Adama Bal with 28 points, while Carlos Marshall Jr also chipped in with 12 points.

Adama Bal (G) 15.9 3.4 3.1
Carlos Marshall Jr (G) 14.2 5.6 1.6
Tyeree Bryan (G) 8.8 3.3 0.6

Gonzaga Team Defense

The Bulldogs’ defense is presently ranked 95th nationally, allowing an average of 68.2 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Gonzaga’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.7% this season.

Santa Clara Team Defense

At this time, the Broncos’ defense is positioned 151st in the country, permitting 71.5 points per game. The Santa Clara defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 72 points and allowed Pepperdine to connect on 6 threes.

Bulldogs vs Broncos Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Gonzaga has an ATS record of 5-5 while averaging 84 per game. The team went 8-2 overall in these games.
  • The Broncos are 2-1 ATS in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Broncos have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their ATS record was 3-2 in these scenarios.
  • Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Bulldogs have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 2-3.

Bulldogs vs Broncos Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +9.5, we recommend going with the Broncos on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 157, and our model predicts the Bulldogs and Broncos to score a combined 145 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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