Santa Clara vs. Gonzaga - 1/30/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Gonzaga Bulldogs (21-1) at Santa Clara Broncos (17-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Leavey Center)
The Line: Santa Clara Broncos +15 -- Over/Under: 158 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Santa Clara Broncos meet in college basketball action from Leavey Center on Thursday.
The Bulldogs enter this one at 21-1 overall. Gonzaga is on a nice 13-game win streak, taking out Pepperdine, San Diego, LMU, Santa Clara, BYU and Pacific in their last half-dozen games.
In the win over the Tigers, Gonzaga’s lead scorer was Killian Tillie with 22 points, eight rebounds and one assist. Corey Kispert chipped in 16 points and five boards there, and Filip Petrusev had 15 points with six rebounds.
Over on the Santa Clara side, they’re 17-5 this year. The Broncos are 3-2 in their last five, with losses to Gonzaga and Pepperdine alongside wins over Saint Mary’s, Pacific and San Diego in that time.
In the win over the Toreros, Santa Clara’s lead scorer was Josip Vrankic with 20 points, nine rebounds and one assist. Jalen Williams also finished in double-digits there with 11 points, five rebounds and three assists.
The Broncos are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 after an ATS win. The over is 7-3 in Santa Clara’s last 10 overall and 6-0 in their last six home games.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs are 5-0 ATS in their last five overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games. Gonzaga is 5-0 ATS in their last five after a straight-up win and the over is 14-3 in their last 17 after an ATS win.
Needless to say, Gonzaga is humming right along these days, and none of their last five games has been close. Pepperdine got within five back on January 4, but that seems like ages ago and the Bulldogs are tearing through everyone that comes their way.
As for Santa Clara, they’ve put up some pretty good points totals lately, but Gonzaga blew them out by 50 the last time these teams met. It’s gonna be a huge line everywhere, but I’m going Bulldogs in this one.