Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Lions and Broncos. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Broncos at Leavey Center in Santa Clara, CA. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 156 points, and the Broncos are favored to win at home against the Lions.
SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA LIONS VS SANTA CLARA BRONCOS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Southeastern Louisiana Lions +16
This game will be played at Leavey Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA LIONS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Broncos.
- Even though we have Santa Clara winning straight-up, we like Southeastern Louisiana at +16.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 156 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Do the Lions Have a Shot at a Road Win?
So far this season, Southeastern Louisiana has a record of 0-2. The Lions have played all of their games away from home. As of today’s game, Southeastern Louisiana has a 0-2 record against the spread. Over the past three games, the Lions are 1-1 ATS with an average scoring margin of -8.
Southeastern Louisiana comes in with an over/under record of 1-1-0 through two games, with their games averaging a combined 155 points per game so far. When analyzing the Lions’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 73 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.
Against BYU, the Southeastern Louisiana had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 69.7 points per game. They scored 48 points and posted a field goal percentage of 28.6% in the game. The team’s top scorer is Roger McFarlane, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 17.3, while Brody Rowbury also carries a PPG average of 10.7 into the game.
At present, the Lions’ defense is nationally ranked 165th, allowing 87.3 points per game. Southeastern Louisiana’s three-point defense is currently 56th in the country at 8.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 30.7% of their shots vs. Southeastern Louisiana.
Does Santa Clara Have a Shot at a Home Win?
After playing three games, Santa Clara’s overall record is 3-0. In their last three games, including last year, Santa Clara has a home record of 2-1. In terms of ATS performance, Santa Clara is currently sitting at 1-2 heading into today’s matchup. In home games, Santa Clara has a 0-2 ATS record so far this season, but they have been solid in their last ten home games, going 7-3 vs. the spread.
In three games, Santa Clara comes in with an over/under mark of 1-2-0, with their games averaging 151 points per game. In the Broncos’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 81 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-3.
Santa Clara’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 89 points against Stanford. They had an overall field goal percentage of 45.8% and made 10/10 free throws. Leading the team in scoring is Carlos Marshall Jr, who is averaging 22.3 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Adama Bal also maintains a PPG average of 14.3 heading into game.
At present, the Broncos’ defense is nationally ranked 70th, allowing 68.3 points per game. Against Stanford in their most recent game, the Santa Clara defense gave up a total of 77 points while allowing Stanford to hit 43% of their shots.