Idaho Vandals vs. Santa Clara Broncos Betting Prediction 12/21/18

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The Idaho Vandals (3-7) will travel to the Leavey Center to challenge the Santa Clara Broncos (6-6). Action starts at 10 p.m. ET on Friday, December 21, 2018.

Idaho Vandals vs. Santa Clara Broncos ATS Odds

Both teams fell in their last matchup. The Broncos fell to the Prairie View A&M Panthers, 81-64, while the Vandals got blown out by the UC Irvine Anteaters, 86-68.

Idaho had a better turnover percentage (11.6 vs. 12.7) while Santa Clara had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (47.6 vs. 29.0). Josh Martin played a pivotal role for Santa Clara with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Jared Rodriguez, meanwhile played well for Idaho, putting up 18 points and five rebounds.

The Vandals won the only game between these two teams last year, 69-59. Idaho’s 0.573 effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Santa Clara, who had a rate of 0.450. This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

Santa Clara could struggle to create turnovers. Idaho ranks 189th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 19.2 percent), while Santa Clara forces the 10th-fewest turnovers (15.0 percent).

Idaho Vandals at Santa Clara Broncos ATS Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Santa Clara, ATS Winner – Santa Clara, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Santa Clara ranks 14th in three pointers allowed per game (17.6) while Idaho ranks 198th (24.8).
  • The Broncos rank 113th in rebounds per game (36.8) while the Vandals rank 164th in rebounds allowed per game (36.1).
  • The Broncos rank 42nd in blocks per game (4.5) while the Vandals rank 168th (2.0).
  • Santa Clara averages 14.9 assists per game, which ranks 70th in the nation. Idaho ranks 151st in assists allowed per game (14.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Broncos have scored an average of 63.6 points per game (9.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 73.4 points per game (2.0 above their season average).
  • The Vandals have been outscored by an average of 1.6 points in their last five games. For the season, Idaho has defeated opponents by an average of 2.4 points.