The San Diego Toreros will be looking to rise to a 4-2 record when they head to the Leavey Center to meet the Santa Clara Broncos.
The Broncos are 1-2 in the West Coast Conference with an overall record of 11-7. Santa Clara was about to lose 73-65 on the way to Saint Mary’s last week and couldn’t get through as a team seven points behind. Meanwhile, Toreros beat the Pacific Tigers on 73-65 and was defended as the two-point favorite.
For the year, the overall Toreros were 9-8 ATS while the Broncos were 8-8. Here are the odds for Monday night’s WCC match, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.
Total: 142.5 (Above -110/Under -110)
Toreros has so far exceeded expectations and looked like a threat to WCC title execution. They are predicted to be one of the worst teams in the conference but they are playing as one of the best. Up until this season, their success couldn’t have passed like a fluke, especially after their road win over Pacific.
This begs the question. Why is Toreros nearly double-digit behind the sixth-placed team in the Conference?
To answer that, let’s turn over the statistics and see how these two teams face off.
Right off the bat, there’s an issue with Toreros’ total points and they’re 290th in points per game. They recovered pretty well but their support-to-revenue ratio more than made up for it and ranked outside the top 300. I
In fact, the only relevant strike stat they rank in the top 200 is 3-point shooting (198) and free throw ratio (175th). Their defense is good and holds the opponent to 65.5 points per game. However, they were still recovered by most teams and were outside the top 100 in terms of shot rate from the field.
I have a hard time trusting teams that can’t score and even though they’ve been brilliant, Toreros’ offense has been terrible. I think the Broncos foul, which is 40th overall, proves that Toreros can keep up.
Lean: Santa Clara Broncos -9 (-115)
https://fansided.com/betsided/posts/san-diego-vs-santa-clara-prediction-odds-fade-toreros-team-that-struggles-score?utm_source=RSS Fade Toreros team struggles to score