The Santa Clara Broncos and the No. 23 Brigham Young Cougars will face off in a West Coast Conference clash at 9 p.m. ET Thursday at the Marriott Center. The Cougars are 21-7 overall and 12-1 at home, while Santa Clara is 18-9 overall and 3-5 on the road. BYU is riding a six-game winning streak. Santa Clara has lost three consecutive games. The Cougars are favored by 14.5 points in the latest BYU vs. Santa Clara odds, while the over-under is set at 150. Before entering any Santa Clara vs. BYU picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Brigham Young vs. Santa Clara spread: Brigham Young -14.5
- Brigham Young vs. Santa Clara over-under: 150 points
- Brigham Young vs. Santa Clara money line: Brigham Young -1531, Santa Clara 858
What you need to know about BYU
BYU escaped with a win against the San Diego Toreros, 72-71. TJ Haws filled up the stat sheet, posting his second career double-double on 17 points and 10 assists. Yoeli Childs also scored 17 points and had seven rebounds. His dunk with 11.1 seconds left proved to be the decisive basket.
What you need to know about Santa Clara
The Broncos were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Saturday as they fell 65-59 to the Loyola Marymount Lions. Santa Clara's defeat shouldn't obscure the performances of Josip Vrankic, who had 17 points along with six boards, and Jaden Bediako, who dropped a double-double on 12 points and 11 rebounds along with five blocks.
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