San Diego at Santa Clara: 2/18/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

San Diego  at Santa Clara: 2/18/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Santa Clara Broncos (9-5) vs San Diego Toreros (2-7)

Game Info: Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Leavey Center)

Betting Odds: Santa Clara Broncos -6 -- Over/Under: 134.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Diego Toreros and Santa Clara Broncos face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at the Leavey Center. 

The San Diego Toreros have really had some issues this season and coming into this game they sit with a 2-7 record overall. San Diego’s last game was against Gonzaga and it was the defense that let them down giving up 90 points and that led to the loss. The last win for San Diego came two games ago against Portland, a game they won eight points. San Diego is averaging 65 points per game while their defense is giving up 75.4 points per game. San Diego is letting opponents shoot 46.2 percent from the field Joey Calcaterra who is averaging 12.9 points while shooting 41.1 percent from the field. San Diego needs the offense to be good in this one. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Santa Clara Broncos who sit with a 9-5 record overall but they have lost two of their last three games. In the last game against Loyola Marymount, the defense gave up 76 points and that led to the loss. Santa Clara on the season is averaging 64.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 66.5 points per game. Santa Clara is shooting 40.7 percent from the field but only 28.1 percent from deep.Josip Vrankic has been the best player for Santa Clara averaging 13.9 points while shooting 42.3 percent from the field. 

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The over is 7-2 in San Diego’s last nine road games. The over is 6-2 in Santa Clara’s last eight games overall. The road team is 22-6-1 against the spread in the last 33 meetings played between the two teams. 

San Diego Hasn't been great this season, but they can find enough offensive success to keep this game close. Look for San Diego to have enough offensive success to come away with a cover of the spread. Back San Diego. 

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Shane’s Pick San Diego ATS

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