Saint Mary's vs Santa Clara Prediction NCAAB Picks 3/11

Saint Mary's vs Santa Clara Prediction NCAAB Picks 3/11

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Santa Clara Broncos vs. Saint Mary's Gaels: Preview and Prediction

Get ready for an exciting matchup between the Santa Clara Broncos (20-12, 10-6 CONF) and the Saint Mary's Gaels (24-7, 15-1 CONF) on March 11, 2024, at 6:00 PM at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Tune in to ESPN/ESPN+ to catch all the action.

 

Team Reviews

Santa Clara Broncos (20-12)

The Santa Clara Broncos have had a solid season, showcasing their offensive firepower and defensive tenacity. Led by A. Bal's scoring and playmaking abilities, Santa Clara has proven to be a tough opponent for any team in the conference.

Last 5 Games:

  • vs USD: W104-79
  • vs SF: W69-62
  • @ PORT: L80-75 OT
  • @ GONZ: L94-81
  • vs LMU: W65-55

 

Saint Mary's Gaels (24-7)

The Saint Mary's Gaels have been dominant in conference play, boasting an impressive record and showcasing their balanced attack on both ends of the floor. Led by A. Mahaney's scoring and M. Saxen's rebounding, Saint Mary's is a formidable opponent for any team.

Last 5 Games:

  • vs GONZ: L70-57
  • @ PEPP: W83-57
  • vs USD: W88-62
  • vs SF: W70-66
  • vs PEPP: W103-59

 

Santa Clara vs Saint Mary's Odds

Team Spread Total Moneyline
Santa Clara Broncos +9.5 (-115) o134.5 (-110) +380
Saint Mary's Gaels -9.5 (-110) u134.5 (-110) -500

 

Prediction

Expect Santa Clara Broncos to cover the +9.5 points spread against the Saint Mary's Gaels. Here's why:

While Saint Mary's has had an impressive season and is rightfully favored in this matchup, Santa Clara has shown resilience and the ability to keep games competitive, even against strong opponents.

With the spread set at +9.5 points, Santa Clara has a good chance of staying within that margin or potentially pulling off an upset victory. They have the offensive firepower to keep pace with Saint Mary's and could capitalize on any defensive lapses from their opponents.

Considering the Broncos' recent form and their ability to perform under pressure, taking Santa Clara +9.5 points seems like a favorable pick in this matchup.

 

Pick: Santa Clara Broncos +9.5 Spread

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