San Diego Toreros vs. Denver Pioneers - 12/9/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Pioneers (5-3) at San Diego Toreros (3-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Jenny Craig Pavilion)
The Line: San Diego Toreros -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Denver Pioneers will travel to play the San Diego Toreros in a non-conference game on Wednesday.
The San Diego Toreros are 3-5 and are coming off of a win against San Diego State by a score of 53-48. San Diego was up by 18-points at halftime and was able to hang on for the win. Duda Sanadze had 15 points and 6 rebounds for San Diego. Olin Carter III added 12 points and 5 rebounds for San Diego. San Diego was out rebounded by their opponent by a total of 36-35 and had 12 assists in their victory. San Diego is averaging 59 points per game while giving up 67.7 points per game. San Diego is also averaging 34.6 rebounds per game and 10.9 assists per game. Duda Sanadze is averaging 14.1 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game for San Diego. Brett Bailey is averaging 8.3 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game for San Diego. San Diego is shooting 61.1% on free throws, 26.8% on three-pointers, and 37.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The Denver Pioneers are 5-3 and are coming off of a loss to Air Force by a score of 61-59. Denver had multiple chances to tie or take the lead in the late stages of this game, but couldn’t hit the big shot and ended up with the loss. Nate Engesser had 20 points and 3 rebounds for Denver. Marcus Byrd added 10 points and 7 rebounds for Denver. Denver was out rebounded by a total of 37-22 and had 12 assists in their defeat. Denver is averaging 66.1 points per game while giving up 61.1 points per game. Denver is also averaging 26.9 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game. Nate Engesser is averaging 15.1 points per game and 3 rebounds per game for Denver. Bryant Rucker is averaging 10 points per game and 2.4 assists per game for Denver. Denver is shooting 72.8% on free throws, 36.6% on three-pointers, and 48.4% on all field goal attempts.
Denver is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. Denver is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against the WCC. The under is 11-1 in Denver’s last 12 road games. San Diego is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win. The under is 6-1-1 in San Diego’s last 8 games overall.
San Diego really struggles on the offensive end, averaging less than 60 points per game. Denver’s offense is a little better than San Diego’s and Denver plays better defense. San Diego holds a big rebounding advantage over Denver. I think Denver is the better team and will win this game.