Santa Clara Broncos vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Prediction

Jose VasquezArticles, Basketball, College Basketball

The Santa Clara Broncos (0-3) will battle against the Minnesota Golden Gophers (3-0) at Vancouver Convention Centre. Action starts at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

Santa Clara Broncos vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Odds

In their last game, the Golden Gophers defeated the Texas A&M Aggies, 69-64, while the Broncos were beaten by the Washington Huskies, 82-68.

Minnesota played a nearly perfect game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.346 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 45.0. For those same stats, Texas A&M was 0.180 and 37.1, respectively. Santa Clara, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (18.2 vs. 17.7). Jordan Murphy fueled Minnesota with 14 points and seven rebounds. Keshawn Justice had a good outing for Santa Clara, putting up 15 points.

Santa Clara may struggle to create turnovers. Since the 2017-18 season, Minnesota ranks 35th in the country at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.3 percent), while Santa Clara has forced the 157th-most turnovers (19.2 percent).

Santa Clara Broncos vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Minnesota, ATS Winner – Minnesota, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Minnesota ranks 52nd in rebounds per game (38.2) while Santa Clara ranks 324th (29.2).
  • The Broncos rank third in three pointers allowed per game (16.2) while the Golden Gophers rank 170th (22.0).
  • The Golden Gophers rank 18th in blocks per game (5.1) while the Broncos rank 239th (2.5).
  • Minnesota averages 15.0 assists per game, which ranks 77th in the nation. Santa Clara ranks 290th in assists allowed per game (15.5).