Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils vs. Santa Clara Broncos Betting Prediction

Victor TrejosBasketball, College Basketball

The Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils (2-9) travel to Leavey Center to take on the Santa Clara Broncos (4-6). The Delta Devils look to snap their five-game losing streak. The game begins at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 13, 2018.

Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils at Santa Clara Broncos ATS Odds

Both teams lost in their last outing. The Broncos fell to the Prairie View A&M Panthers, 81-64, while the Delta Devils got blown out by the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 106-37.

Mississippi Valley State had a better offensive rebounding percentage (29.3 vs. 38.9) while Santa Clara had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (47.6 vs. 29.0). Santa Clara’s Josh Martin led the way, putting up 11 points and 13 rebounds. Dante Scott played a key role for Mississippi Valley State with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Santa Clara could have difficulty getting to the foul line in this meeting. The Broncos currently rank 194th in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.243, while Mississippi Valley State ranks 67th in FTA rate allowed (0.195).

Mississippi Valley State vs. Santa Clara Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Santa Clara, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Santa Clara ranks second in three pointers allowed per game (17.2) while Mississippi Valley State ranks 272nd (28.0).
  • The Broncos average 4.7 blocks per game, which ranks 138th in the country. The Delta Devils rank 177th in blocks allowed per game (4.3).
  • The Broncos rank 102nd in rebounds allowed per game (34.9) while the Delta Devils rank 287th (41.4).
  • Santa Clara averages 14.2 assists per game, which ranks 153rd in the nation. Mississippi Valley State ranks 265th in assists allowed per game (19.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Broncos have scored an average of 63.6 points per game (5.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 73.4 points per game (2.3 above their season average).
  • The Delta Devils\u2019 average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 36.0, up from 20.1 for the season.