BYU vs. Santa Clara - 2/20/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Santa Clara (18-9) at BYU (21-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Marriott Center)
The Line: BYU -15 -- Over/Under: 153.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Santa Clara Broncos (18-9, CONF 5-7) and BYU Cougars (21-7, CONF 10-3) face off in a West Coast Conference showdown at the Marriott Center. The Cougars have won the last three games between the two teams.
The Broncos have played well for most of the season, but they come into this game having lost three games in a row. In Santa Clara’s last game against Loyola Marymount the offense struggled putting up only 59 points, and that led to a six point loss.
Away from home this season the Broncos are giving up 79.2 points per game and letting opponents shoot 45.7 percent from the field. Overall this season, Santa Clara is giving up 71.8 points per game, better defense is going to be a key in this game. On offense the Broncos use a balanced attack with four players averaging at least ten points.
The Cougars come into this game hot having won six games in a row, and covering the spread in four of those.
In the Cougars last game they had quite the scare though, beating a terrible San Diego team by only one point.
At home this season the Cougars offense has been elite averaging 82.5 points while shooting over 50 percent from the field. If they can keep the pace up, and hit some deep balls they should be in good shape.
The Cougars are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Broncos are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 meetings against BYU.
The over is 5-2-2 in the last nine meetings between the Cougars and Broncos. The over is 9-3 in Santa Clara’s last 12 road games.
The Broncos don’t play much defense on the road, and the Cougars do a good job of scoring with ease at home. Look for both teams to run up the score, and for the over to cash with ease.