San Diego Toreros vs. San Francisco Dons Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/6/14
San Francisco Dons (14-9) at San Diego Toreros (13-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Jenny Craig Pavilion)
The Line: San Diego Toreros -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Dons visit the Jenny Craig Pavillion to battle the San Diego Toreros Thursday night at 10PM.
San Francisco enters this game sitting right in the thick of things in conference play with a 7-4 record. The Dons were riding a 3 game winning streak before being upended by Gonzaga this past weekend at home, 75-65. The Bulldogs were nearly perfect at the line late and held on despite San Francisco keeping things close throughout. The Dons were led by Avry Holmes 18 points, but San Francisco finished the contest just 35% from the floor -- a stat they will need to improve on versus the likes of Gonzaga and St. Mary’s. The Dons also committed 25 team fouls -- allowing Gonzaga to close things out at the line. San Diego presents an opportunity to get to win number 8 for the Dons in WCC play.
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San Diego fell to 4-7 in conference play with a loss at home to visiting Pacific this past weekend 84-67. The Toreros were overwhelmed by the Pacific offense and struggled to defend the perimeter all night long -- yielding 54.7% shooting for the Tigers. The Toreros got little help from their supporting cast but did get strong contributions from guard Johnny Dee (15 points) and forward Dennis Kramer (19 points/8 rebounds). Kramer was 7-10 from the floor but got little help down low as the Toreros front court was outrebounded 34-22. San Diegon now ranked 309th in the nation in team assists (10.8).
The Dons are the clear cut better team here and San Diego has shown no ability to defend home court this season. The Dons won a squeaker 64-62 in San Fran earlier this season but have been playing much better of late. I like the Dons to get another big game from Avry Holmes and ultimately get to 8 wins in conference play with the cover and victory on the road.