Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Broncos and Toreros. The game is starting at 10:00 ET on WCC, and it’s hosted by the Toreros at Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego, CA. Get ready to place your bets! In this West Coast matchup, Santa Clara is favored by -5.5 vs. San Diego. The over/under for the game is 154 points.

SANTA CLARA BRONCOS VS SAN DIEGO TOREROS BETTING PICK

The Pick: San Diego Toreros +5.5

This game will be played at Jenny Craig Pavilion at 10:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE SAN DIEGO TOREROS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Toreros.
  • Not only will San Diego pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Do the Broncos Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

Heading into their matchup with San Diego, Santa Clara is 16-10 overall, including a 9-6 non-conference record and a 7-4 mark in West Coast Conference action. The Broncos have gone 5-4 on the road this year, and they are 9-4 when favored.

After beating Pacific 79-53 in their most recent game, Santa Clara’s record over the last ten games sits at 5-5. Over their last five road games, the Broncos are 3-2, and they are 1-2 in their last three games away from home.

When looking at Santa Clara’s overall ATS record this season, they are 13-11. However, their ATS mark as the favorite is just 6-7. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Broncos have gone 6-4. On the road, Santa Clara has gone 7-2 vs. the spread and they are 3-0 ATS in their last 3 road games.

Santa Clara’s over/under record this season is 10-13-1. The average over/under line in their games is 149.7 and the average scoring total is 146.6. This season, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 154. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 with an average scoring total of 133 points.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Santa Clara’s offense scored 79 points against Pacific. Their field goal percentage for the game was 39.4%, and they went 21/28 from the free-throw line. Jake Ensminger led the scoring for the Broncos, contributing 17 points. Additionally, Johnny O’Neil chipped in with 14 points.

On defense, Santa Clara is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 71.8 points per game. So far, the Santa Clara defense is giving up an average of 8.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.8 times per game (655th).

Will the Toreros Find a Way to Win at Home?

San Diego is 10-7 at home this season, and they have won two straight games at home. Over their last 10 home games, the Toreros have gone 5-5. As an underdog this season, San Diego has gone 8-10.

So far this season, the Toreros have gone 16-11, including a 6-7 record in West Coast Conference play. They have won four straight games, and their average scoring margin at home is -1.3 points per game.

Against the spread, San Diego has a record of 12-14 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 7-10. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Toreros are 6-4 vs. the spread. At home, they have gone 3-6 ATS in their last 10 contests.

So far this season, the over/under record for San Diego is 16-10 and today’s line of 154 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (149.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 154 points and their OU record in their last 10 games is 7-3.

In their recent matchup, the San Diego offense ended with 71 points against Portland. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 40% and made 9 threes. Wayne McKinney II is leading the team in scoring at 14.7 points per contest. Deuce Turner has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14.6 going into the game.

Currently, the Toreros’ defense holds the 272nd rank in the nation, allowing 76.3 points per game. So far, the San Diego defense is giving up an average of 9.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.1 times per game (678th).