Our Santa Clara vs Gonzaga totals pick has the WCC fifth-place Broncos battling the number one team in the nation, the undefeated Bulldogs. The over/under comes in at 155. You can get the over at -108 and the under at -112. The dilemma in this one is that Gonzaga is a scoring machine that’s shooting over 50% as a team and solid on D. However, Santa Clara has a poor field goal success rate, is low-scoring, and only adequate on defense. The over/under at 155 is high.
This game will be played Thursday, February 24, 2021 at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm ET. Along with this pick, please see our spread prediction for this game and also for the Big Ten OSU vs Michigan State contest.
Santa Clara vs Gonzaga – Statistics
As noted, Santa Clara does not score a lot of points. The team is averaging merely 67.1 PPG. On the other hand, the Zags are hitting for 93.4 PPG with a 55.4 FG%. The visiting Broncos are allowing opponents 68.0 PPG, while the Bulldogs are giving up 69.1 PPG. Gonzaga is loaded with four lethal shooters who can hit from anywhere. Compared to the Zags, Santa Clara is undermanned with three scorers who are adequate at best.
Broncos vs Bulldogs – Trends
Our Santa Clara vs Gonzaga totals pick notes that this season the Broncos have reached the over 53.8% of the time. Gonzaga has gone 50-50 on totals. Thus, you might think that this pick is too close to call. Over the last 10 meetings, the average score between these two teams has been Gonzaga 89.50 and Santa Clara 57.20 for a total of 146.70. That’s well below the 155.0 totals line. However, in those 10 contests, the teams have been over seven times.
Santa Clara vs Gonzaga Totals Pick – Final Word
Our Santa Clara vs Gonzaga totals pick sees the Zags hitting for around 90 points. However, we expect their opponents to put up around 60. That’s a total of 150, which is well below the 155 O/U. With that, we like the under at 155.0.
Prediction Summary – Santa Clara Broncos vs #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs
Point Spread Pick – Under at 155.0 (-112)