Portland vs. San Francisco - 1/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Dons (10-9) at Portland Pilots (9-13)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Earle A. Chiles Center)
The Line: Portland Pilots -6 -- Over/Under: 165 See the Latest Odds
The Portland Pilots and the San Francisco Dons face off on Thursday in WCC college basketball action.
The Portland Pilots are 9-13 this season and they have lost six of their last seven games. Portland is averaging 77 points per game and they are shooting 42.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 78 points and their opponents are shooting 44.5 percent. Alec Wintering leads the Pilots averaging 17.7 points and 5.4 assists per game. Bryce Pressley is averaging 14.2 points, D’Marques Tyson is averaging 9.3 points, and Jarrel Marshall is averaging 7.4 points. Portland is 7-3 at home and 3-6 in West Coast Conference games.
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The San Francisco Dons are 10-9 this season and they are coming off of a win that ended a three game losing skid. USF is averaging 76.4 points per game and they are shooting 44.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 76.6 points and their opponents are shooting 43.4 percent. Devin Watson leads the Dons averaging 20.4 points and 5.3 assists per game. Tim Derksen is averaging 15.3 points and 6.1 rebounds, Ronnie Boyce III is averaging 10.6 points, and Uche Ofoegbu is averaging 8.8 points. San Francisco is 3-4 on the road and 4-5 in the WCC.
Portland is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 2-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 3-8 against the spread at home against a team with losing road record. San Francisco is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games, 35-15-1 against the spread in their last 51 road games, and 4-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two teams.
San Francisco is the better team and I always like getting the better team with points.