San Francisco Dons vs. Pacific Tigers Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/22/14
Pacific Tigers (14-12) at San Francisco Dons (17-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm (War Memorial Gymnasium)
The Line: San Francisco Dons -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Storyline: San Francisco looks for three consecutive victories when they host Pacific at War Memorial Gymnasium Saturday.
The Breakdown: The Dons improved to 10-5 for 3rd place in the WCC after topping St. Mary’s 73-62 Thursday. Sophomore C Mark Tollefsen had 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists, junior F Kruize Pinkins had 16 points and 5 boards, and junior G Matt Glover added 16 points. San Francisco outshot the Gaels from the floor 50.0 percent to 39.7 percent and from outside the arc 50.0 percent to 19.2 percent. The Dons conceded a 41-32 advantage on the boards and converted 18 of 28 from the free throw line. On the season, San Francisco is averaging 76.1 ppg on 47.8 percent shooting. Senior F Cole Dickerson leads the team in scoring with 14.4 ppg, followed by G Cody Doolin at 13.0 ppg.
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Meanwhile, Pacific dropped to 5-10 for 8th place in the conference after suffering a 70-50 trouncing at Santa Clara Thursday. The Tigers shot a dismal 32.0 percent from the floor and connected on just 1 of 9 from outside the arc to the Broncos’ 35.7 percent from the field and 8 of 27 from distance. Pacific also conceded a 38-33 rebounding advantage, but converted 17 of 18 from the free throw line. Senior F Tony Gill had a team-high 10 points and 6 boards, junior F Gabriel Aguire added 8 points off the bench, and senior G Andrew Bock had 7 points on 3 of 9 shooting. Through 26 games, the Tigers are averaging 74.3 ppg on 44.7 percent shooting. Bock leads the team in scoring with 12.0 ppg, followed by Gill at 11.8 ppg.
Rick’s Pick: The line in this one is currently set at -6 for San Francisco. The Dons scored an 81-72 overtime road victory when these two squared off six weeks ago and held Pacific to a season-low 31 percent from the floor. The Tigers have been playing better lately, winning two of their last five, but the Dons have been a little bit better at 3-2. Look for a closer game than the spread, though.