Pacific Tigers vs. Portland Pilots - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Pilots (9-11) at Pacific Tigers (5-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Spanos Center)
The Line: Pacific Tigers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Portland Pilots will travel to play the Pacific Tigers in a WCC game on Thursday.
The Pacific Tigers are 5-12 (3-4) and are coming off of a win against Bethesda College by a score of 88-30. Pacific’s three conference wins have come against the worst three teams in the WCC standings. Pacific is averaging 71.6 points per game while giving up 72.5 points per game. Pacific is also averaging 35.6 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game. Alec Kobre is averaging 11.9 points per game and 1.2 assists per game for Pacific. Ray Bowles is averaging 11.6 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game for the Tigers. Pacific is shooting 71.5% on free throws, 33.5% on three-pointers, and 44.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Portland Pilots are 9-11 (3-4) and are coming off of a win against BYU by a score of 84-81. Portland has lost 4 of their last 5 games, but their last win against BYU will give them plenty of confidence for this game. Portland is averaging 79.1 points per game while giving up 77.9 points per game. Portland is also averaging 36.8 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game. Alec Wintering is averaging 18.1 points per game and 5.6 assists per game for Portland. Bryce Pressley is averaging 14.6 points per game and 5 rebounds per game for the Pilots. Portland is shooting 69.8% on free throws, 37% on three-pointers, and 43% on all field goal attempts.
Portland is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. Portland is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games. The over is 5-1-1 in Portland’s last 7 games. Pacific is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. Pacific is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win. The over is 8-1 in Pacific’s last 9 home games.
Portland played very well in their last game and will hope to continue that success in this game. Portland has been more impressive this season, but the Pilots struggle on defense. While Pacific is at home, I think Portland will be able to build upon their success against BYU and get the win here.