Portland at Santa Clara: 2/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Portland at Santa Clara: 2/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Santa Clara Broncos (19-10) vs Portland Pilots (17-12)

Game Info: Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 5:00 pm (Leavey Center)

Betting Odds: Santa Clara Broncos -10.5 -- Over/Under: 152.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Portland Pilots and Santa Clara Broncos face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the Leavey Center. These two teams were supposed to face off on February 14th but the game was postponed. 

Portland comes into this game with a 17-12 record overall and they have gone 18-9 against the spread. Portland hasn’t gotten enough attention for how well they have played this season. In the last game against Pacific, they put up 43 points in the first half, and that was enough to win by six points. Portland is averaging 73.6 points while their defense is giving up 70.9 points per game. The best plate for Portland this season has been Tyler Robertson averaging 15.1 points while shooting 40.5 percent from the field and 35 percent from behind the three point line. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Santa Clara Broncos who sit with a 19-10 record overall and they have gone 16-12-1 against the spread. In the last game against Pepperdine, Santa Clara scored 89 points, and that led to the 16 point victory. Santa Clara is averaging 77.1 points while shooting 71.7 percent from behind the three point line. The best player for Santa Clara has been Jalen Williams who is averaging 17.9 points while shooting 52 percent from the field and 39.1 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Portland is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games played on Saturday. The over is 4-0 in Portland’s last four games overall. The under is 6-1 in Portland’s last seven road games against a team with a home winning percentage greater than .600. Portland is 11-1 against the spread in their last 12 road games against a team with a winning home record. 

Portland has been playing well coming into this game, and they are going to find offensive success in this one. It might not be enough to pull off the victory, but they are going to only lose by a few points if they do. Back Portland against the spread. Don't be afraid to throw a few dollars on the money line with Portland. 

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Shane’s Pick Portland +10.5

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