San Diego Toreros vs. Pacific Tigers - 2/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pacific Tigers (10-14) at San Diego Toreros (13-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Jenny Craig Pavilion)
The Line: San Diego Toreros -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pacific Tigers go for the season sweep of the San Diego Toreros when they visit the Jenny Craig Pavilion.
At 2-10 in the West Coast the Pacific Tigers sit in the conference basement with their life relgated to the role of spoiler. The Tigers would obviously like to move up a rung or two by the time the league postseason begins but they need improved scoring and defense that has to be consistent going forward. Things haven't been going well with five consecutive defeats capped off by a 73-58 defeat at Saint Mary's on Saturday. The Gaels were up 12 after 20 minutes and were never in danger with red hot 54.5% marksmanship and 12 bombs outdistancing the Tigers 42.6% accuracy. TJ Wallace led all scorers with 20 points and six pulls on 6-12 shooting while David Taylor and Gabriel Aguirre combining for 21 points. Eric Thompson chipped in with seven points but more was needed from the entire rotation.
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The San Diego Toreros are on the outside looking in at the top four in the conference at 5-6 but this team has suddenly put things together with wins in four of five. The defensive minded Toreros have outscored opponents 66-63 overall but during their recent surge the offense is averaging more then 70 points. SD put everything together in Saturday's 72-50 win at Pepperdine. The Toreros jumped to a nine point lead at intermission and kept the pressure on until the final buzzer with 48% marksmanship and an 8-19 perfomance from distance making the Waves 34% from the floor uncompetitive. Johnny Dee led four double digit scorrs with 15 points followed by a 12 point effort from Chris Sarbaugh. Christopher Anderson and Thomas Jacobs combined for 21 points with Brandon Perry adding eight as the offense had numerous options.
The Tigers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games. Pacific are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Toreros are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a SU win of more than 20 points. San Diego are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS win. Neither team is great ATS so even though San Diego is better I'd rather have the points...