Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Bulldogs versus the Broncos? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Leavey Center in Santa Clara, CA. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 147.5 points, and the Broncos are favored to win at home vs. the Bulldogs.
YALE BULLDOGS VS SANTA CLARA BRONCOS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Santa Clara Broncos -1.5
This game will be played at Leavey Center at 7:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.
WHY BET THE SANTA CLARA BRONCOS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-71 in favor of the Broncos.
- Not only will Santa Clara pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Can the Bulldogs Pull the Upset on the Road?
Yale has a 7-6 record heading into today’s game. When playing away, they have a 3-5 record, while at home they are 2-1. Up until today’s game, Yale has a 4-7 record against the spread this season. When playing away, the Bulldogs are 3-5 vs. the spread, while they are 1-2 at home ATS.
So far, Yale’s games have averaged 142.5 points per game with the average over/under line being 142.1 points. When assessing the Bulldogs’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 0-2, with their games averaging 135 points per game.
Most recently, the Yale offense finished with just 60 points vs. Kansas. For the game, they hit 8/21 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 42.6%. On the offensive front, the Bulldogs have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, ranking 156th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 111st in terms of percentage and 240th in three-pointers made.
Yale’s defense has been playing well, ranking 87th nationally, with 67.6 points allowed per game. Against Kansas in their most recent game, the Yale defense gave up a total of 75 points while allowing Kansas to hit 47% of their shots.
Will the Broncos Find a Way to Win at Home?
The Yale Bulldogs, who are set to face the Broncos, have a 9-5 record. So far this season, all of the Broncos’ games have been played on the road. As of now, Santa Clara has a 4-8 record against the spread heading into today’s game. In their last ten games this season, Santa Clara is 2-3 vs. the spread.
So far, Santa Clara’s games have averaged 147.8 points per game with the average over/under line being 150.3 points. The Broncos have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 155 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.
The Santa Clara offense is coming off a game where they scored 81 points against Duquesne. They posted a field goal percentage of 49.1% and connected on 8 threes. The team’s top scorer is Adama Bal, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 15.7, while Carlos Marshall Jr also maintains a PPG average of 15.3 leading up to the game.
In terms of defense, Santa Clara is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.9 points per game. Santa Clara’s three-point defense is currently 138th in the country at 7.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.3% of their shots vs. Santa Clara.