Sacramento State Hornets vs. Santa Clara Broncos ATS Prediction 12/14/19

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A nine-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the Santa Clara Broncos (9-2) when they clash with the Sacramento State Hornets (6-1) at Leavey Center. Action gets underway at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 14, 2019.

Sacramento State Hornets at Santa Clara Broncos ATS Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Broncos easily got past the California Golden Bears 71-52, while the Hornets edged the Cal State Fullerton Titans 62-59.

Sacramento State played a nearly perfect game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.489 (above their season average of 0.256) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 26.5 (below their season average of 34.0). Cal State Fullerton was 0.283 and 25.0, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, Santa Clara’s 0.510 effective field goal percentage was their biggest strength over California, who had a mark of 0.316. The Broncos’ mark was below their season average of 0.547, while the Golden Bears’ was below their season average of 0.533. Santa Clara was led by Guglielmo Caruso, who had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Ethan Esposito, meanwhile had a good outing for Sacramento State, finishing with 16 points and nine rebounds.

This game should be a battle of contrasting tempos. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, Santa Clara has preferred to play fast (33rd in possessions per game), while Sacramento State has been more methodical (225th in possessions per game).

Sacramento State Hornets vs. Santa Clara Broncos Odds Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Santa Clara, ATS Winner – Sacramento State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • Santa Clara ranks 112th in three pointers attempted per game (21.9) while Sacramento State ranks 270th (16.1).
  • The Hornets average 7.5 steals per game, which ranks 63rd in the nation. The Broncos rank 161st in steals allowed per game (6.7).
  • The Broncos rank third in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while the Hornets rank 118th (3.5).
  • Santa Clara averages 14.4 assists per game, which ranks 13th in the NCAA. Sacramento State ranks 115th in assists allowed per game (12.4).