Thursday, January 28, 2016
McCarthey Athletic Center
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The Santa Clara Broncos travel to McCarthey Athletic Center to play the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday, January 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Gonzaga as 19 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Broncos come into this game with an overall record of 7-14 and a road record of 1-5. They are 8-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-7. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 15-5 and a home record of 8-3. They have an over/under record of 8-10 and they are 6-11 against the spread.
Jared Brownridge comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Broncos. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Nate Kratch averages 10.7 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 9 rebounds per game for Santa Clara. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Kyle Wiltjer averages 21.7 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Domantas Sabonis averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.5 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Santa Clara averages 65 points per contest this season which ranks them 316th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -5.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 277th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 163rd in the country. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game which ranks them 287th and 181st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 104th with 12.1 per game. The Broncos allow 70.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 144th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 110th and 127th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 200th and they give up 14.7 assists per contest which puts them in 267th place in the country. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 291st in the Division 1.
Gonzaga averages 78.7 points per game this year which ranks them 50th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 61st in the nation. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 146th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 114th with 12.2 per game. The Bulldogs allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 58th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 46th and they give up 10.1 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 10.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 338th in college basketball.
The Broncos average 64.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 63 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7 per contest. The Broncos have an offensive rating of 97.9 and they assist on 58% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 65.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Santa Clara turns the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 25.5%.
The Bulldogs score 80.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 14.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.2 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 114 and 47.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Gonzaga turns it over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.4%.
Santa Clara Broncos Betting Trends
The Santa Clara Broncos are 8-10 against the spread
The Santa Clara Broncos are 12-7 against the over/under
Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 6-11 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 8-10 against the over/under
Santa Clara Broncos Injuries
11/29/15 F Tony Lewis Leg out indefinitely
01/02/16 F Evan Wardlow Wrist out indefinitely
Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
12/07/15 C Przemek Karnowski Back out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Santa Clara
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