San Diego Toreros vs. San Francisco Dons - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Dons (9-13) at San Diego Toreros (11-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Jenny Craig Pavilion)
The Line: San Diego Toreros -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Toreros shoot for the season sweep of the San Francisco Dons at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.
The San Francisco Dons have proven to be a capable offensive club although opposing teams score as well which is how this team has operated in the past. The difference is the Dons have simply aren't winning with defeats in seven of ten. SF have dropped consecutive contests by a grand total of five points after Thursday's 78-74 loss at Brigham Young. The Dons shot the ball well at 48% but hurt themselves with 5-21 accuracy on threes and turned the ball over 17 times. That gave the 40 shooting Cougars nine more looks at the basket with eight more free throws winning it. Mark Tollefsen carried the offense with 22 points and seven boards on 10-14 from the field while Matt Christiansen tossing in 13. Devin Watson chipped in with ten points while Kruize Pinkins and Tim Derksen combined for 17 points with Derksen adding eight pulls and five assists.
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The San Diego Toreros are trying to get by on 65 points scored and 63 points allowed which are numbers that can work at times but it's difficult to beat the huge offenses in the West Coast on a consisten basis. The Toreros improved to 3-6 in the conference with back to back wins after upending Santa Clara 69-64 as they made a ten point lead at the intermission hold up. The Broncos never found the shooting touch on 34.5% marksmanship but 12 forced turnovers and 15 offensive rebounds added up to 14 more looks to keep them competitive. San Diego didn't need any help with 51% shooting including 7-10 from distance. The Toreros received 16 points from Vasa Pusica on 4-4 from the field with leading scorer Johnny Dee held to eleven points. Christopher Anderson and Brandon Perry scored eight points apiece with Duda Sanadze netting seven.
The Dons are 44-19 ATS in their last 63 vs. West Coast and 38-18-1 ATS in their last 57 road games while going 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win. The Toreros are 15-32-1 ATS in their last 48 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. San Diego are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 vs. West Coast. The Dons depend on scoring and San Diego likes things slow and easy. I could make an argument for either so I'll take the points...