Portland vs. Gonzaga - 2/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Gonzaga Bulldogs (19-5) at Portland Pilots (11-15)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 11:00 pm (Earle A. Chiles Center)
The Line: Portland Pilots +10.5 -- Over/Under: 157 See the Latest Odds
The Portland Pilots and the Gonzaga Bulldogs face off on Thursday in West Coast Conference college basketball action.
The Portland Pilots are 11-15 this season and they have won their last two games. Portland is averaging 77.7 points per game and they are shooting 43.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 78.5 points and their opponents shoot 44.6 percent. Alec Wintering leads the Pilots averaging 19 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Bryce Pressley is averaging 13.6 points, D’Marques Tyson is averaging 10.9 points, and Jarrel Marshall is averaging 7.6 points. Portland is 7-5 at home and 5-8 in the WCC.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 19-5 this season and they have won their last five games in a row. Gonzaga is averaging 79.4 points per game and they are shooting 48.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.9 points and their opponents are shooting 39.2 percent. Kyle Wiltjer is averaging 21.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Domantas Sabonis is averaging 17.4 points and 11.5 rebounds, Eric McClellan is averaging 10 points, and Josh Perkins is averaging 9.8 points. Gonzaga is 6-1 on the road and 11-2 in the WCC.
Portland is 10-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 3-9 against the spread following a win, and 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Gonzaga is 6-13-1 against the spread in their last 20 games, 3-7-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 4-11-1 against the spread in their last 16 road games. The underdog is 4-0-1 against the spread in the last five meetings of these two.
This is Portland’s Super Bowl and expect them to come out firing and I Iike them to cover getting the double digits at home.