Pacific Tigers vs. San Diego Toreros Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/15/14
San Diego Toreros (13-14) at Pacific Tigers (14-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Spanos Center)
The Line: Pacific Tigers -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Storyline: San Diego looks to halt a four-game slide when they visit the Panos Center Saturday to square off with Pacific.
The Breakdown: The Toreros dropped to 4-10 for 4th place in the WCC after suffering a 69-57 loss at St. Mary’s Thursday. San Diego connected on 51.2 percent from the floor and 21.4 percent from outside the arc to the Gaels’ 51.0 percent from the field and 41.2 percent from distance. The Toreros also finished with a narrow 24-23 advantage on the boards, but committed 13 turnovers. Senior F Dennis Kramer scored a game-high 25 points to go with 9 rebounds, junior G Johnny Dee had 14 points on 4 of 8 shooting, and sophomore G Duda Sanadze added 10 points. On the season, San Diego is averaging 67.0 ppg on 44.9 percent shooting. Dee leads the team in scoring with 17.0 ppg, followed by Sanadze at 13.1 ppg.
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Meanwhile, Pacific improved to 5-8 for 7th place in the conference behind its second consecutive victory 89-82 over BYU Saturday. The Tigers shot 51.8 percent from the field and 47.6 percent from outside the arc to BYU’s 44.1 percent from the floor and 47.6 percent from distance. Pacific also finished with a 41-32 advantage on the boards and converted 21 of 32 from the free throw line. Senior F Tony Gill scored a team-high 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds, senior F Tevin Harris had 13 points and 4 assists, and senior G Andrew Bock added 13 points. Through 24 games, the Tigers are averaging 76.1 ppg on 45.4 percent shooting. Bock leads the team in scoring with 12.4 ppg, followed by Gill at 11.7 ppg.
Rick’s Pick: The line in this one is currently set at -6.5 for Pacific. These two just hooked up two weeks ago and the Tigers crush San Diego on the road 84-67. Pacific just took out BYU and has been shooting lights-out lately, going over 50 percent from the floor in their last two. Look for the Tigers to cover.