San Francisco vs. Pacific - 3/6/15 West Coast Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pacific Tigers (12-18) at San Francisco Dons (13-17)
College Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Orleans Arena)
The Line: San Francisco Dons -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pacific Tigers and San Francisco Dons meet Friday night in the first round of the West Coast Tournament.
The Pacific Tigers look for a win after splitting their last four games. On the season, Pacific is averaging 63.2 points on 41 percent shooting and is allowing 69.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting. T.J. Wallace is averaging 13 points and 5.6 rebounds while Dulani Robinson is averaging 9.1 points and 2.6 assists. Eric Thompson is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and David Taylor is dishing 1.5 assists. The Pacific Tigers have five players averaging at least 7.8 points, and they’re shooting 64.7 percent from the line and 34.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Pacific is allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or more points in six of its last eight games.
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The San Francisco Dons look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. On the season, San Fran is averaging 68.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting and is allowing 68.3 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Kruize Pinkins is averaging 14.2 points and 5.4 rebounds while Mark Tollefsen is averaging 13.9 points and 5.4 rebounds. Tim Derksen is the third double-digit scorer and Devin Watson is dishing 2.4 assists. The San Francisco Dons have four players averaging at least eight points, and they’re shooting 62.3 percent from the line and 34.7 percent from deep. Defensively, San Fran is allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 62 or less points in four of its last five games.
The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss. The Dons are 49-22 ATS in their last 71 vs. West Coast and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Tigers are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
While the Dons beat the Tigers in both matchups this season, Pacific has covered 10 of those 14 meetings. These two teams played just a week ago, so you can expect a much closer game with both teams knowing one another. I'll take the points here.