Portland Pilots vs. Weber State Wildcats - 12/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Weber State Wildcats (5-5) at Portland Pilots (5-6)
College Basketball: Friday, December 18, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
The Line: Portland Pilots +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Weber State Wildcats go on the road to face the Portland Pilots on Friday night.
The Weber State Wildcats have played fairly well despite an ordinary 5-4 record. The Wildcats have dropped three in a row by a combined nine points following a 69-68 loss at Denver. Neither team defended the shot well with the Pioneers holding a 54%-51% marksmanship edge. The Wildcats were hurt by 16 turnovers and DU won it with a 13-27 performance on threes. The duo of Jeremy Senglin and Joel Bolomboy netted 14 points apiece on 9-15 shooting with Bolomboy grabbing seven boards. Kyndahl Hill added 13 points and ten rebounds while Zach Braxton sored nine points and snared five pulls with the entire eight man rotation scoring.
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The Portland Pilots have been a score first squad that needs points because opponents have been scoring the as well. The Pilots had more then enough offense in an 81-73 victory versus visiting Sacramento State Saturday as they took a 14 point first half lead and made it stand the rest of the way. Both teams sank shots in the 40% range and combined for 36 turnovers but a few more baskets and free throws was the difference. Ray Bareno and Alec Wintering tossed in 17 points each with Wintering adding five yanks and six assists. O’Margues Tyson tossed in 13 points with another five players adding between 6-8 points.
Weber State are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. West Coast and are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 Friday games. The under is 17-5 in Portland’s last 22 Friday games and Portland are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games overall while going 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. Big Sky. Many expect Weber State to challenge in the Big Sky but they better find some offensive depth or they have no shot…