San Francisco vs. Portland - 2/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Pilots (12-10) at San Francisco Dons (9-14)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 9:00 pm (War Memorial Gymnasium)
The Line: San Francisco Dons -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Portland Pilots and San Francisco Dons meet Thursday night at the War Memorial Gymnasium.
The Portland Pilots could seriously use a victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. On the season, Portland is averaging 70.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting and is allowing 70.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Alec Wintering is averaging 12.8 points and 5.6 assists while Kevin Bailey is averaging 12.3 points and 2.1 assists. Thomas van der Mars is the third player averaging double-digit points and Volodymyr Gerun is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Portland Pilots have seven players averaging at least 6.2 points, and they’re shooting 72 percent from the line and 38.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Portland is allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 74 or more points in three of its last six games.
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The San Francisco Dons are in the same boat with losses in four of their last six games. On the season, San Francisco is averaging 70.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting and is allowing 69.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Kruize Pinkins is averaging 15.5 points and 5.5 rebounds while Mark Tollefsen is averaging 14.6 points and 5.3 rebounds. Tim Derksen is the third player averaging double-digit points and Matt Glover is dishing 3.1 assists. The San Francisco Dons have five players averaging at least 6.5 points, and they’re shooting 60.6 percent from the line and 35.6 percent from downtown. Defensively, San Francisco is allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in seven of its last eight games.
The Pilots are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Dons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 44-20 ATS in their last 64 vs. West Coast. The Pilots are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in San Francisco and 8-22-1 ATS in the last 31 meetings overall.
Both teams are pretty much in the same boat and play the same high tempo offensive style. However, the San Francisco Dons are at home and have owned the Pilots ATS for as long as we can remember. I like the Dons to get the much needed win and cover.