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How and what to watch for Santa Clara vs. No. 1 Gonzaga

The Bulldogs look to win their 23rd-straight game when they take on the Broncos Thursday night.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Aaron Cook and Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Julian Strawther celebrate a basket and foul against San Diego Toreros in the second half at McCarthey Athletic Center.  James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

The Santa Clara Broncos will try to upset the No. 1 ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday 7 p.m. ET. on CBSSN. These two teams were scheduled to play on Feb. 6 and Feb. 11, but both games were postponed.

The Broncos (10-6, 4-4 WCC) snapped their two-game losing streak after defeating the Pepperdine Waves 86-82 on Saturday. A player to watch for the Broncos is senior forward Josip Vrankic, who leads the team with 15.4 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. He has scored 20-plus points in three out of Santa Clara’s last four games.

The Bulldogs (22-0, 13-0 WCC) have won an incredible 22 straight wins, including a 106-69 win over the San Diego Toreros on Saturday. In their last five games, Gonzaga has defeated their opponents by 25.4 points. This season, the best team in the country is averaging 93.4 points per game, but allowing opponents to score 69.1 points per game.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Santa Clara vs. Gonzaga on Thursday, February 25th at 7:00 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network, or you can watch via the CBS Sports app or CBS All-Access with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Gonzaga -31
Point Total: 154.5
Money line: N/A

  • Gonzaga is 11-9-2 ATS this year, and the over is 11-11.
  • Santa Clara is 6-7 ATS, and the over is 7-6.

The Best Bet

The Zags are back at it again on Saturday against Loyola Marymount, so they might have a reason to call off the (Bull) dogs a bit early. We’ll give Steve Nash’s alma mater a cover, but still a blowout loss.

Pick: Santa Clara +31

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