Drake vs. Portland - 11/29/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Pilots (4-0) at Drake Bulldogs (1-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm (Nashville Municipal Auditorium)
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The Drake Bulldogs and Portland Pilots play Saturday at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.
The Drake Bulldogs hope to win their second game of the season and start building some momentum. On the season, Drake is averaging 67 points on 48.7 percent shooting and is allowing 77 points on 50.7 percent shooting. Reed Timmer leads Drake with 14.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting and Chris Caird is averaging 11.8 points on 51.5 percent shooting. Jordan Daniels is the the third Drake player averaging double-digit points and Gary Ricks Jr. is racking up five assists per game. The Drake Bulldogs can shoot the ball well, but they get no second chances with just 27.8 rebounds per game and a defense that’s allowed 77 or more points in three of their four games. Drake has lost six straight games when allowing 70 or more points.
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The Portland Pilots are undefeated and will play back-to-back games after their win Friday. On the season, Portland is averaging 74 points on 42.5 percent shooting and is allowing 60.5 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Kevin Bailey leads Portland with 18.7 points and four assists while Volodymyr Gerun is averaging 14.3 points and nine rebounds. Alec Wintering is the third Portland player to average double-digit points and D'Marques Tyson is shooting 36.4 percent from the field. The Portland Pilots are a terrific rebounding team that's averaging 46.7 boards per game and is shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc. The Portland Pilots are quickly proving that they're one of the top teams in the WCC and will be a tough out against anyone on their schedule.
The Pilots are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games overall.
The Portland Pilots are playing great basketball right now and it's tough to imagine Drake hanging judging by the way its played so far. I see Portland winning this easily by double digits.