Santa Clara

Gonzaga

PICKS


Santa Clara +20 Point Spread
-110



Under 154.5 Game Totals
-115

Against the Spread Pick

The Bulldogs are the number one team right now and because they play in the West Coast Conference, it will likely stay that way for a long time. Gonzaga is just proving they are superior in every way against their conference opponents. The Bulldogs are just 2-2 against the spread in their four conference games. This is mainly because they always are huge favorites. On the other side of this match-up is a Santa Clara team that is coming in under the radar. They have a conference record of 2-1 and just beat Saint Mary’s as a 12-point underdog. The Broncos are now 9-2 in ATS in their last 11 games against the West Coast. You have to pay a premium to bet Gonzaga, and I am not comfortable laying 20 points in this game. That being said, I will take the Broncos as a very small lean to keep this one close enough.

Over Under Pick

The total in this game is extremely high at 154.5 and that is because of the Gonzaga offense. The Zags are averaging 87.8 points per game and that number only rises when they play at home. As for the Broncos, they have a respectable offense, scoring 75.9. Santa Clara does average just 64.8 points per game away from home. For this game to go over, both teams are probably going to have to be at their best. That said, I do not trust Santa Clara to score enough to help this total go over. I will take the under here as a small lean.