The Tigers and Broncos are set to face off at 10:00 ET on ESPN+. The Broncos will host the game at Leavey Center in Santa Clara, CA. The odds for this West Coast conference game currently have Santa Clara as the -17.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 148.5 points.

PACIFIC TIGERS VS SANTA CLARA BRONCOS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Pacific Tigers +17.5

This game will be played at Leavey Center at 10:00 ET on Thursday, February 15th.

WHY BET THE PACIFIC TIGERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Broncos.
  • Even though we have Santa Clara winning straight-up, we like Pacific at +17.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Can Pacific Secure a Road Victory?

After losing their last game to San Diego by a score of 89-84, the Pacific Tigers come into tonight’s game with a 6-20 record. They have lost 17 straight games and are still looking for their first win in West Coast Conference play, as they are 0-11 in conference games.

On the road this season, the Tigers have gone just 1-10, and their average scoring margin on the road is -21.4 points per game. Their current losing streak away from home is at 10 games.

As the underdog this season, Pacific has gone just 5-14 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS record is 3-8 and their mark vs. the spread over their last 10 games as the underdog is 2-8.

Today’s over/under line of 148.5 for Pacific’s game against Santa Clara is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (144.2). So far, 15 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 150 points.

The Pacific offense is coming off a game in which they scored 84 points vs. San Diego. Overall their field goal percentage was 55.1% while connecting on 12 threes. On the offensive front, the Tigers have a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, ranking 342nd nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 287th in terms of percentage and 243rd in three-pointers made.

The Tigers’ defense is presently ranked 280th nationally, allowing an average of 77.5 points per contest. The Pacific defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 89 points and allowed San Diego to connect on 12 threes.

Can the Broncos Grab a Win at Home?

After a loss to San Francisco, Santa Clara is 15-10 overall and 6-4 in West Coast Conference play. The Broncos have lost three straight games and are 8-6 at home this season.

So far, Santa Clara has been favored in 12 of its 25 games, going 8-4 in those contests. The Broncos have a scoring differential of +2.1 points per game at home compared to +3.6 on the road.

As the favorite, Santa Clara has gone 5-7 vs. the spread this season. At home, the Broncos have an ATS mark of 5-9 and they are 2-1 in their last three home games vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Santa Clara stands at 10-12-1. So far, their games have averaged 147.2 points compared to an average over/under line of 149.8, resulting in an average margin versus the over/under of -2.5. Currently, the over/under line for today’s game is set at 148.5. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and in their last five games, it is 3-2. On average, the scoring total in their last three games is 142 points.

In their recent matchup, the Santa Clara offense ended with 70 points against San Francisco. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 52.1% and made 7 threes. The top scorer for the Broncos was Johnny O’Neil with 12 points, while Christoph Tilly also chipped in with 11 points.

Currently, the Broncos’ defense holds the 179th rank in the nation, allowing 72.5 points per game. So far, the Santa Clara defense is giving up an average of 8.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13 times per game (667th).