Today’s college basketball slate brings plenty of thrilling encounters around the nation, and we are taking a closer look at the non-conference clash between the UC Irvine Anteaters and the Santa Clara Broncos. The Anteaters managed to stop a two-game slide this past weekend, while the Broncos took down the Portland State Vikings on Tuesday.
After falling down to San Diego State 72-69 and to Fresno State 80-66, UC Irvine turned things around and defeated the South Dakota Coyotes 83-71 as road favorites. They managed to shoot 51.7% from the field and went 9-for-21 on the three-pointer line while boasting a 13/9 assist-to-turnover ratio.
UC Irvine were leading by 20 points in their last game, outscoring the Coyotes 46-36 through the second half. Junior guard DJ Davis picked up 17 points and 3 rebounds of his own, while fellow junior G Dawson Baker racked in 16 points and 5 boards. Right behind them, junior guard Justin Hohn contributed 14 points and just a couple of rebounds and assists.
Now looking at the Santa Clara Broncos, they got their five-game winning streak snapped when they lost to the San Jose State Spartans this past Saturday, though they were able to defeat the Portland State Vikings 78-75 last Tuesday. The Broncos couldn’t cover a 9.5-point spread and had to come back from a 12-point deficit, making only 41.4% of their field goals and 22 of their 27 free throws.
The Broncos had just ten assists against the Portland State Vikings and turned the ball over a whopping 15 times. That said, the Broncos managed to outrebound Portland State 44-33, which is decent to say the least. Sophomore Carlos Stewart contributed a season-high 24 points, while fellow teammate G Brandin Podziemski scored 17 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 steals.
Let’s check the latest NCAAB picks, news, stats and NCAAB expert picks for UC Irvine vs Santa Clara. We’ve plenty of NCAAB predictions for you to consider.
UC Irvine Anteaters vs Santa Clara Broncos Game Information
- Date: 12/15/2022
- Time: 10:00 PM ET
- Location: Leavey Center, Santa Clara, CA.
- How to Watch UC Irvine vs Santa Clara: WCC Network
- Live Stream: CBS.com
UC Irvine vs Santa Clara Betting Lines
UC Irvine is -105 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $95.On the other side, Santa Clara is -115 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $87.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has UC Irvine at a 51.22% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Santa Clara has 53.49% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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