Portland Pilots vs. Pacific Tigers - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pacific Tigers (7-18) at Portland Pilots (11-17)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Earle A. Chiles Center)
The Line: Portland Pilots -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pacific Tigers will travel to play the Portland Pilots in a WCC game on Saturday.
The Portland Pilots are 11-17 (5-10) and are coming off of a loss to Saint Mary’s by a score of 74-72. Portland has lost 2 games in a row and is currently tied for 7th in the WCC standings. Portland is averaging 77.8 points per game while giving up 78.9 points per game. Portland is also averaging 35.5 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game. Alec Wintering is averaging 18.6 points per game and 5.2 assists per game for Portland. Bryce Pressley is averaging 13.8 points per game and 4.8 assists per game. Portland is shooting 70.5% on free throws, 36.9% on three-pointers, and 43.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Pacific Tigers are 7-18 (5-10) and are coming off of a loss to Gonzaga by a score of 90-68. Pacific has lost 3 games in a row and is currently tied for 7th in the WCC standings. Pacific defeated Portland by a score of 70-61 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Pacific is averaging 69.5 points per game while giving up 71.6 points per game. Pacific is also averaging 35.5 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game. Alec Kobre is averaging 13.5 points per game and 1.5 rebounds per game for Pacific. Ray Bowles is averaging 11.1 points per game and 4 rebounds per game for the Tigers. Pacific is shooting 68.6% on free throws, 33.5% on three-pointers, and 43.9% on all field goal attempts.
Pacific is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. Pacific is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games. The under is 6-2 in Pacific’s last 8 games. Portland is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. Portland is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win. The over is 3-1-1 in Portland’s last 5 games.
Both of these teams are tied in the WCC standings and are fighting for positioning in the WCC tournament. Both of these teams enter this game on losing streaks, but Portland has the home court advantage. Portland has a better offense than Pacific, and I think they will even up the season series. I am taking Portland here.