San Diego vs. Portland - 12/27/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Pilots (9-3) at San Diego Toreros (7-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Jenny Craig Pavilion)
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The Portland Pilots and San Diego Toreros play Saturday night at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.
The Portland Pilots have won four of their last six games and are playing their fourth true road game. On the season, Portland is averaging 73.1 points on 45.8 percent shooting and is allowing 63.8 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Alec Wintering is averaging 11.7 points and 5.7 assists while Thomas van der Mars is averaging 11.3 points and 7.9 rebounds. Volodymyr Gerun is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and D'Marques Tyson is shooting 46 percent from the field. The Portland Pilots are probably the most balanced team in the WCC, as they’re shooting 74.1 percent from the free throw line and 37.4 percent from deep with four double-digit scorers. Defensively, Portland is allowing teams to shoot 29.9 percent from deep and has allowed 109 points in its last two games. Kevin Bailey is questionable for this game with a foot injury.
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The San Diego Toreros look for a season-high fourth straight win and play for the first time in six days. On the season, San Diego is averaging 71.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting and is allowing 65.1 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Johnny Dee is averaging 19.5 points and 4.3 rebounds while Christopher Anderson is averaging 8.9 points and 7.6 assists. Thomas Jacobs is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and Jito Kok is shooting 41.4 percent from the field. The San Diego Toreros are a well balanced team that’s shooting 68.1 percent from the free throw line and 38.9 percent from deep while allowing teams to shoot 33.1 percent from downtown. The issue with San Diego is the consistency, as the team can come out flat at times and struggle to provide Dee with help on the offensive end.
The Pilots are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. win. The Toreros are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. West Coast. The underdog is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
San Diego has the best overall player on the floor and has been on a roll. I like the Toreros to pick up the big win at home.