Mississippi Valley State at Santa Clara Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/20/23

Santa Clara Broncos (4-0) vs Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils (0-4)

Game Info: Monday, November 20, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Leavey Center)

Betting Odds: Santa Clara Broncos -25 -- Over/Under: 143 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Santa Clara Broncos will host the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils this Monday in non-conference action on ESPN+.

Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils Preview

Mississippi Valley State dropped to 0-4 after losing to TCU on the road, 86-52. The Delta Devils are only a third of the way thru their vaunted, buy-game heavy slate, and their in for another long night in the Bay Monday. MVST is scoring 52.0 points per game, on 35.2% shooting, while allowing 89.5 ppg.

Mississippi Valley State Player Notes

Atlanta native Rayquan Brown has managed to score 17 points or more in three of the first four games, and he leads MVST in scoring (16.5) and rebounding (5.5).

No other Delta Devil averages double figures, but junior guard Donovan Sanders did score 12 points in losses to UConn and LSU, and he’s averaging 9.8 ppg. 


Santa Clara Broncos Preview

Santa Clara comes in at 4-0 after defeating SE Louisiana at home by two, 65-63. The Broncos got a real scare from the Lions, but after evading the upset, they’ll look to unload here on the Delta Devils. Santa Clara is scoring 78.3 points per game, on 49.2% shooting, while allowing 62.0 ppg.

Santa Clara Player Notes

Memphis native Carlos Marshall Jr. slowed down after three 20-point outings to open the season, but he still leads SCU in scoring (18.5)

Former Arizona guard Adama-Alphab Bal scored a game-high 23 points in the regional win over Stanford, and he’s dished out a team-lead 2.8 apg, with scoring 13.0 ppg and 4.5 rpg. 

Sophomore center Christoph Tilly led the way with 20 points in the narrow win over SELA, and he’s up to 9.5 ppg and 4.8 rpg.

UVA transfer Francisco Caffaro flirted with a double-double in the win over Utah Tech, and he leads the Broncos in rebounding (5.3), while scoring 8.3 ppg. 


Mississippi Valley State vs Santa Clara Trends

MVST is 0-4 against the spread, with a 1-3 O/U record

SCU is 1-3 ATS, with a 2-2 over/under record.

Corey’s Free Pick

Jackson State shook their buy-game champ labels with the upset victory over Mizzou, but Mississippi Valley State will not receive the same blessing here. The Delta Devils are one of the worst teams in the country, and Santa Clara should wear them down rather quickly. Back a big win for SCU at home, and give the Over a look, as they may look to run things up here.

Corey’s Pick Santa Clara to Cover

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