Portland Pilots vs. Santa Clara Broncos - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Santa Clara Broncos (7-15) at Portland Pilots (9-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Earle A. Chiles Center)
The Line: Portland Pilots -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Santa Clara Broncos will travel to play the Portland Pilots in a WCC game on Saturday.
The Portland Pilots are 9-14 (3-7) and are coming off of a loss to San Francisco by a score of 87-76. Portland has lost 3 games in a row and is currently tied for 7th in the WCC. Portland is averaging 77.9 points per game while giving up 78.5 points per game. Portland is also averaging 35.8 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game. Alec Wintering is averaging 18 points per game and 5.5 assists per game for Portland. Bryce Pressley is averaging 14 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game for the Pilots. Portland is shooting 70.2% on free throws, 37.2% on three-pointers, and 42.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The Santa Clara Broncos are 7-15 (3-7) and are coming off of a loss to Gonzaga by a score of 84-67. Santa Clara has lost 3 games in a row and is currently tied for 7th in the WCC. Santa Clara is averaging 65.5 points per game while giving up 70.9 points per game. Santa Clara is also averaging 34 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game. Jared Brownridge is averaging 19.2 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game for Santa Clara. KJ Feagin is averaging 10.5 points per game and 4.1 assists per game for the Broncos. Santa Clara is shooting 70% on free throws, 33.7% on three-pointers, and 41% on all field goal attempts.
Santa Clara defeated Portland on January 2nd by a score of 84-77. Bryce Pressley led Portland with 23 points, while KJ Feagin led Santa Clara with 25 points. Santa Clara out rebounded Portland by a total of 45-34 and added 11 assists in their win.
Santa Clara is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. Santa Clara is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 conference games. The over is 9-2 in Santa Clara’s last 11 road games. Portland is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. Portland is 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record. The over is 7-3-1 in Portland’s last 11 conference games. The over is 8-3 in these two teams last 11 meetings.
Both of these teams come into this game struggling and looking to get back on track in conference play. Portland has played bad defense this season, as they are giving up over 78 points per game. Santa Clara plays better defense than Portland, but is only averaging just over 65 points per game. I like Santa Clara in this game due to the poor defensive play of Portland.