Broncos vs. Bulldogs Prediction
The seventh-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs are a huge favorite tonight at home versus the Santa Clara Bulldogs. Will Gonzaga win another home game by a huge margin to make bettors happy?
Saturday, January 5, 2019
McCarthey Athletic Center at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulldogs are a 26.5-point favorite to win on the spread line. The total is set at 154 points. As of Saturday morning, 71 percent of public bets are coming in on host Gonzaga. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Eaddy scores career-high in win
Tahj Eaddy scored 21 of his career-high 30 points in the first half Thursday night in a 68-56 home victory over San Diego. The Broncos (9-6) led by a commanding 35-18 score at the break and rolled from there. Eaddy shot 8-of-16 from the floor and 2-of-7 from 3-point range plus a perfect 12-of-12 at the free throw line. He also contributed three rebounds, three assists and two steals. Keshawn Justice added 12 points along with two assists and two steals off the bench. Santa Clara shot 21-of-47 from the floor, 4-of-16 from 3-point range and 22-of-27 at the charity stripe.
Bulldogs race past Roadrunners
Gonzaga rolled to an 89-54 home victory over Cal State-Bakersfield Monday night in its conference opener. The Bulldogs led 43-24 at halftime en route to the win while shooting 30-of-58 from the floor, 10-of-26 from 3-point distance and 19-of-28 from the free throw line. Rui Hachimura led Gonzaga (13-2) with 22 points on 7-of-10 shooting including 1-of-2 from 3-point range and 7-of-9 from the free throw line. He also accounted for four rebounds and two assists. Brandon Clarke tallied 16 points, seven rebounds, four dimes and two steals. Zach Norvell Jr. contributed 16 points, five assists, three boards and three steals. Joshua Perkins added 10 points and two assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Broncos are 5-1 ATS in their last six Saturday games. Santa Clara is 5-0 ATS in its last five games overall.
The Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games. Gonzaga is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games versus the West Coast Conference.
Santa Clara isn't anything to write home about, but it is still a team on a six game winning streak and it hasn't embarrassed itself in any of its three meetings with top-100 programs this season. while its latest win against a decent San Diego team was impressive. Gonzaga has benefited from weak competition at home lately and I think Santa Clara gives more of a challenge than it has seen in the previous four contests.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: SANTA CLARA BRONCOS +26.5