Saint Mary’s Gaels vs. Santa Clara Broncos: January 9, 2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

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The Saint Mary’s Gaels (8-1) are favored (-9) to extend an eight-game winning streak when they host the Santa Clara Broncos (6-1) at 7:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at McKeon Pavilion. The contest airs on CBS Sports. The over/under is 126 for the matchup.

Betting Information

Saint Mary’s (CA) vs Santa Clara Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Saint Mary’s (CA) -9 -110 -110 126 -113 -109 -500 370

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Saint Mary’s (CA) vs Santa Clara
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Santa Clara (+9) Over (126) Santa Clara 67 Saint Mary’s (CA) 62

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Total Facts

  • The Gaels and their opponents have scored at least 126 points — this matchup’s point total — in seven of nine opportunities (77.8%) this year.
  • Santa Clara has combined with its opponents to score more than 126 points in five of seven opportunities (71.4%) this year.
  • The two teams average a combined 15 more points per game (141) than this matchup’s total of 126 points.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 123 points per game, three fewer than the over/under in this game.
  • The Gaels average point total in outings this year is 133, seven points higher than the over/under in this game.
  • The average total in Broncos games this season is five more points than the point total of 126 in this outing.

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Saint Mary’s (CA) Betting Information

  • Saint Mary’s (CA) has been good against the spread this season, posting a 5-3 record.
  • When favored by at least 9 points, the Gaels have fared well against the spread, putting together a 2-1 record.
  • Saint Mary’s (CA) and its opponents have converted the over just 3 times in 8 (37.5%) games this season.

Santa Clara Betting Information

  • Santa Clara has a losing record against the spread, going 2-3 ATS (covering only 40% of the time).
  • When they are at least 9-point underdogs, the Broncos have gone 1-1 against the spread.
  • Santa Clara has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 40% of matchups this year (2 out of 5 opportunities).

Head to Head

Saint Mary’s (CA) vs Santa Clara (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/27/2020 Saint Mary’s (CA) -6.5 139 -297 +232 Regular Season 78-72 STMRY
1/11/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 67-66 SANCLR
2/14/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 66-55 STMRY
1/17/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 75-55 STMRY

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Saint Mary’s (CA) Leaders

  • The Gaels leader in points and assists is Tommy Kuhse, who scores 15.0 points per game to go with 5.8 assists.
  • Kyle Bowen is the Gaels best rebounder, hauling in an average of 6.0 boards in each contest while scoring 4.1 points per game.
  • Alex Ducas leads the Gaels in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 1.8 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Kuhse is Saint Mary’s (CA)’s leader in steals, averaging 1.7 steals per game, while Matthias Tass leads them in blocks with 0.9 per contest.

Santa Clara Leaders

  • The Broncos’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Josip Vrankic with 16.1 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.
  • The Broncos’ top assist machine is Christian Carlyle with a stat line of 2.3 assists, 9.3 points, and 3.2 rebounds per game.
  • Keshawn Justice’s 1.3 made threes per game lead the Broncos.
  • Vrankic (1.4 steals per game) is the steal leader for Santa Clara while Jaden Bediako (2.0 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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