San Diego Toreros vs. Portland Pilots - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Pilots (12-18) at San Diego Toreros (8-20)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Jenny Craig Pavilion)
The Line: San Diego Toreros 0 -- Over/Under: 143.5 See the Latest Odds
The Portland Pilots will travel to play the San Diego Toreros in a WCC game on Saturday.
The San Diego Toreros are 8-20 (3-14) and are coming off of a loss to Gonzaga by a score of 82-60. San Diego has lost 6 games in a row and is currently last in the WCC standings. San Diego defeated Portland by a score of 82-71 in these two teams first meeting of the season. San Diego is averaging 59.9 points per game while giving up 69.1 points per game. San Diego is also averaging 33.3 rebounds per game and 10.8 assists per game. Duda Sanadze is averaging 11.6 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for San Diego. Vasa Pusica is averaging 8.3 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Toreros. San Diego is shooting 65% on free throws, 27.3% on three-pointers, and 38.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Portland Pilots are 12-18 (6-11) and are coming off of a loss to BYU by a score of 99-81. Portland has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is currently tied for 6th in the WCC standings. Portland is averaging 78 points per game while giving up 79.2 points per game. Portland is also averaging 35.4 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game. Alec Wintering is averaging 18.5 points per game and 5.1 assists per game for Portland. Bryce Pressley is averaging 13.9 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Pilots. Portland is shooting 71.8% on free throws, 37.1% on three-pointers, and 43.5% on all field goal attempts.
Portland is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. Portland is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss. The over is 6-2 in Portland’s last 8 road games. San Diego is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. San Diego is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss. The under is 9-2 in San Diego’s last 11 Saturday games. The road team is 5-0 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
San Diego has struggled during conference play, but will be at home for this game. San Diego’s offense is very low scoring, averaging fewer than 60 points per game. Portland’s offense is much better, but their defense is giving up about 79 points per game. I like Portland in this game.