Bulldogs vs. Broncos Prediction
The second-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs are big favorites on the road tonight at the Santa Clara Broncos. Is it going to be a more competitive game than oddsmakers project?
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Leavey Center at 10:30PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Bulldogs are a 16.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 155.5 points. As of Thursday morning, 69 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Gonzaga. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Bulldogs crush Tigers
Gonzaga earned a 92-59 home victory Saturday night over Pacific to improve to 21-1 overall and 7-0 in West Coast Conference play. The Bulldogs led 48-33 at halftime and continued to pull away from there. Killian Tillie paced Gonzaga with 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting including 4-of-5 from 3-point distance. He also registered eight rebounds, four blocked shots and two steals. Corey Kispert had 16 points and five boards. Filip Petrusev accounted for 15 points and six caroms. Ryan Woolridge tallied 11 points, three assists and two rebounds. Joel Ayayi racked up 10 points, four dimes, three boards and two steals. Admon Gilder added 10 points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists off the bench.
Broncos ease past Toreros
Santa Clara secured a 65-52 road win Saturday at San Diego to improve to 17-5 overall and 4-3 in conference action. The Broncos led by a commanding 38-17 halftime score and coasted from there. Josip Vrankic led Santa Clara with 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting including 2-of-2 from 3-point range plus 4-of-6 at the charity stripe. He also pulled down nine rebounds. Jalen Williams added 11 points, five boards and three assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bulldogs are 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings.
The Broncos are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games. Santa Clara is 1-5 ATS in its last six games as an underdog.
Gonzaga has been smashing teams right and left including a dominant 104-54 victory over Santa Clara two weeks ago. But this is a decent Broncos team and one that has only lost once at home all season, that being their last home game in a 90-86 overtime defeat against Pepperdine. This is another big spread for the Bulldogs to cover and eventually someone is going to put up a good fight. My gut says it will be Santa Clara tonight.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: SANTA CLARA BRONCOS +16.5