Santa Clara Broncos vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs, NCAA Basketball Sports Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Prediction

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SANTA CLARA BRONCOS GONZAGA BULLDOGS
17-15 March 6, 9:00 PM | Orleans Arena 30-1
Santa Clara vs Gonzaga, Betting Lines
When: 9:00 PM ET, Monday, March 6, 2017
Where: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: 9 p.m. ET, ESPN

COLLEGE BASKETBALL – Monday, March 6th – WEST COAST CONFERENCE – SEMIFINALS – Orleans Arena – Las Vegas, NV

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
539 –Santa Clara Broncos +21 -107 +290 Ov 136½ -110
540 –Gonzaga Bulldogs -21 -113 -350 Un 136½ -110

The fans at Orleans Arena will be treated to a game between the Santa Clara Broncos and the Gonzaga Bulldogs when they take their seats on Monday.

ABOUT SANTA CLARA (17-15): It will be decided at some point on Monday whether or not Feagin will be available, but that didn’t stop Jared Brownridge (17.7 points) from referring to Gonzaga as just another opponent. “To me, and I’m sure everybody else on the team, it’s just another game,” Brownridge told reporters despite being 0-9 against the Bulldogs during his standout career. “It’s all about preparation. … All we have to do is lock in and be ready to listen to what the coaches have to tell us. It’s our job to go out there and perform that.” Nate Kratch (10.9 points, team-leading 6.5 rebounds) and Matt Hauser (10.2, team-best 5.3 assists) also score in double digits.

ABOUT GONZAGA (30-1):
Jordan Mathews scored a season-best 22 points in the win over Pacific and has drained a team-leading 67 3-pointers while averaging 10.7 points. Nigel Williams-Goss, who recorded 20 points against the Tigers, leads the squad in scoring (16.4 points), assists (4.7) and steals (1.6), while Przemek Karnowski (12.3 points, 5.9 rebounds) has been sturdy inside. Johnathan Williams (10.1 points, team-best 6.5 rebounds) has been solid down the stretch and has averaged 11.8 boards over his last five games.

Oddsmakers currently have the Bulldogs listed as 21-point favorites versus the Broncos, while the game’s total is sitting at 136½.

Fourth-ranked Gonzaga routed Santa Clara by an average of 33 points in two regular-season meetings and aims for its 15th consecutive victory in the all-time series when the teams meet in Monday’s West Coast Conference tournament semifinals in Las Vegas. Gonzaga owns the best record in the nation and has recorded 21 victories by 20 or more points this season, including Friday’s 82-50 quarterfinal triumph over Pacific.

The top-seeded Bulldogs fell short of their quest for an unbeaten season when they lost to BYU in their regular-season finale but regained their groove by outscoring Pacific by 30 points in the second half of Friday’s win. “That’s 30 wins, people,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few told reporters afterward. “For us to be the first team to 30 this year is a great accomplishment for this team.” Fourth-seeded Santa Clara is in the semifinals for the first time since 2011 after dispatching San Francisco 76-69 in the quarterfinals despite being without second-leading scorer KJ Feagin (14.6 points). “We lost KJ earlier in the week due to a concussion,” Broncos coach Herb Sendek told reporters after Friday’s win. “He had been playing very well. These guys somehow pulled together and really executed the game plan and I thought played with a lot of heart and courage.”

Gonzaga was a 82-50 winner in their most recent outing at home against Tigers. They covered the -27.5-point spread as favorites.

Santa Clara was a 76-69 winner in its last match at home against Dons. They covered the +0-point spread as underdogs.

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Santa Clara:
Team record: 17-15 SU,15-15 ATS
Santa Clara is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Santa Clara is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Santa Clara’s last 5 games

Gonzaga:
Team record: 30-1 SU,22-7-1 ATS
Gonzaga is 19-4-1 ATS in its last 24 games
Gonzaga is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games
Gonzaga is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Santa Clara

COLLEGE HOOPS TIPS

1. Gonzaga has won 38 of the last 40 meetings.

2. Bulldogs G Silas Melson has scored in double digits just once in his last nine contests.

3. Brownridge has registered 2,281 career points, which puts him second on the school’s all-time list behind Kevin Foster (2,423 from 2008-13) and fourth in WCC history.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Gonzaga Bulldogs will cover the spread at -21 and the game will go over 136½ points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com

PREDICTION: Gonzaga 89, Santa Clara 59 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
SACLA TEAM GONZG
66.8 PTS FOR 85.2
65.0 PTS AGNST 61.1
1.7 DIFF. 24.1
23.7 DEF REBOUNDS 31.0
6.1 OFF REBOUNDS 9.7
43.7 FG% 51.7
73.4 FT% 73.4
9.7 3 POINTERS 7.5
5.2 STEALS 7.2
BETTING TRENDS
SANTA CLARA
No trends to report
GONZAGA
Gonzaga is 19-4-1 ATS in its last 24 games
Gonzaga is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games
Gonzaga is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Santa Clara
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Santa Clara
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Gonzaga’s last 5 games when playing Santa Clara
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Santa Clara’s Overall Scoring vs Gonzaga’s Overall Defense 66.8 309 61.1 9
Santa Clara’s Away Scoring vs Gonzaga’s Home Defense 61.4 335 59.7 16
Santa Clara’s Road Rebounds vs Gonzaga’s Home Rebounds Allowed 30.8 322 34.3 160
Gonzaga’s Overall Scoring vs Santa Clara’s Overall Defense 85.2 12 65.0 37
Gonzaga’s Home Scoring vs Santa Clara’s Road Defense 85.4 25 65.8 23
Gonzaga’s Home Rebounds vs Santa Clara’s Road Rebounds Allowed 40.6 28 33.4 60
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
SANTA CLARA
No trends to report
GONZAGA
Gonzaga has the second best field goal percentage at 51.7.
Gonzaga allows the third least field goal percentage against in the league at 36.6.

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