Portland Pilots vs. San Diego Toreros - 1/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Toreros (5-10) at Portland Pilots (8-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Earle A. Chiles Center)
The Line: Portland Pilots -8.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The San Diego Toreros will travel to play the Portland Pilots in a WCC game on Thursday.
The Portland Pilots are 8-10 (2-3) and are coming off of a loss to Gonzaga by a score of 85-74. Portland has lost their last 3 games, after starting conference play 2-0. Portland needs to work on their defense, but that should be easier in this game as San Diego struggles to score. Portland is averaging 79.2 points per game while giving up 77.6 points per game. Portland is also averaging 37.4 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game. Alec Wintering is averaging 17.6 points per game and 5.8 assists per game for Portland. Bryce Pressley is averaging 13.9 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Pilots. Portland is shooting 68.6% on free throws, 37.6% on three-pointers, and 43.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The San Diego Toreros are 5-10 (0-4) and are coming off of a loss to Santa Clara by a score of 65-53. San Diego has lost 4 games in a row and really struggles on the offensive end. San Diego is averaging 60 points per game while giving up 66.7 points per game. San Diego is also averaging 34.3 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game. Duda Sanadze is averaging 11.9 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game for San Diego. Brett Bailey is averaging 9.5 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game for the Toreros. San Diego is shooting 62.5% on free throws, 27.1% on three-pointers, and 37.5% on all field goal attempts.
San Diego is 5-11 ATS in their last 16 road games. San Diego is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Thursday games. The under is 4-1 in San Diego’s last 5 conference games. Portland is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. Portland is 15-6 ATS in their last 21 Thursday games. The over is 4-0-1 in Portland’s last 5 games. The over is 7-1 in these two teams last 8 meetings in Portland.
San Diego is terrible on offense, so I have trouble picking them in any game. Portland is much better on offense and is the better rebounding team. I have to go with the home team here.