Portland vs. San Diego - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Toreros (14-15) at Portland Pilots (16-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Earle A. Chiles Center)
The Line: Portland Pilots -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Toreros and Portland Pilots meet Saturday afternoon at the Chiles Center.
The San Diego Toreros look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, San Diego is averaging 64.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting and is allowing 63.3 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Johnny Dee is averaging 17.4 points and 3.5 rebounds while Christopher Anderson is averaging eight points and 6.5 assists. Thomas Jacobs is grabbing five rebounds and Duda Sanadze is shooting 35.5 percent from the field. The San Diego Toreros have four players averaging at least 6.6 points, and they’re shooting 68.4 percent from the line and 34.2 percent from deep. Defensively, San Diego is allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 59 or less points in three of its last five games.
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The Portland Pilots also look to win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Portland is averaging 69.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting and is allowing 68.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Kevin Bailey is averaging 14 points and two assists while Alec Wintering is averaging 12.5 points and 5.9 assists. Thomas van der Mars is the third double-digit scorer and Volodymyr Gerun is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Portland Pilots have four players averaging at least 8.7 points, and they’re shooting 70.9 percent from the line and 38.9 percent from deep. Defensively, Portland is allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or less points in six of its last eight games.
The Toreros are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Pilots are 17-8-2 ATS in their last 27 games following a S.U. loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Portland Pilots rarely lose back-to-back games ATS, and this number is reasonable. I like Portland to get on board with a victory and cover.