Portland Pilots vs. Idaho State Bengals - 12/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Idaho State Bengals (2-4) at Portland Pilots (4-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Earle A. Chiles Center)
The Line: Portland Pilots -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Idaho State Bengals will travel to play the Portland Pilots in a non-conference game on Tuesday.
The Portland Pilots are 4-5 and are coming off of a loss to Boise State by a score of 81-71. Boise State went on a 17-2 run in the second half that put the game out of reach for Portland. Alec Wintering led Portland with 26 points and 8 assists. Bryce Pressley added 11 points and 7 rebounds for Portland. Portland was out rebounded by a total of 40-34 and had 12 assists in their defeat. Portland is averaging 79.2 points per game while giving up 76.1 points per game. Portland is also averaging 35.8 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game. Alec Wintering is averaging 14.4 points per game and 6.7 assists per game for Portland. Bryce Pressley is averaging 12.4 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game. Portland is shooting 60.4% on free throws, 39.3% on three-pointers, and 44.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Idaho State Bengals are 2-4 and are coming off of a loss to Lamar by a score of 82-70. Idaho State gave up 43-second half points and couldn’t keep up on offense in their loss. Ali Faruq-Bey had 16 points and 5 assists for Idaho State. Kyle Ingram added 15 points and 4 rebounds for Idaho State. Idaho State out rebounded their opponent by a total of 37-32 and had 10 assists in their defeat. Idaho State is averaging 77.7 points per game while giving up 87 points per game. Idaho State is also averaging 33.5 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game. Ali Faruq-Bey is averaging 17.5 points per game for Idaho State. Ethan Telfair is averaging 14 points per game, 4 rebounds per game, and 4.7 assists per game for Idaho State. Idaho State is shooting 71.2% on free throws, 38.6% on three-pointers, and 41.5% on all field goal attempts.
Idaho State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. Idaho State is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games. The over is 4-0 in Idaho State’s last 4 games against the WCC. Portland is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the Big Sky. Portland is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The under is 5-2 in Portland’s last 7 games overall.
Both of these teams have struggled early on this season. Idaho State plays very bad defense, which will give Portland the big advantage in this game. Portland also has a slight edge in rebounding and should win this game easily.