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Portland vs. Cal State-Fullerton - 12/6/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cal State-Fullerton Titans (4-3) at Portland Pilots (3-5)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Chiles Center)

The Line: Portland Pilots 0 -- Over/Under: 134.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: NBC Sports - Northwest; https://watchstadium.com/network/wcc-network/

The Cal State Fullerton Titans will travel to the Chiles Center to take on the Portland Pilots this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.

The Cal State Fullerton Titans won their 3rd straight game and improved to 4-3 on the season after defeating the D-III Cal Lutheran Kingsmen, 86-58, this past Saturday. Cal State Fullerton went into halftime with a 40-34 lead and pulled away in the 2nd half after taking a 64-48 lead with 9:22 left in regulation. Cal State Fullerton shot 52.2% from the field and outrebounded the Kingsmen by a 48-26 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Titans was Kyle Allman who had 22 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. On the season, Cal State Fullerton is averaging 65.3 ppg on 42.4% shooting from the field. The Titans are averaging 4.4 three-pointers per game on 26.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Cal State Fullerton has been led by Kyle Allman (16.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.0 spg), Jackson Rowe (13.7 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.3 bpg), Khalil Ahmad (10.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.0 apg), and Austen Awosika (5.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 3.0 apg). Defensively, Cal State Fullerton is holding their opponents to an average of 63.0 ppg on 38.7% shooting from beyond the arc. The Titans have a rebound margin of -1.6 and a turnover margin of -1.6.

Portland vs. Cal State-Fullerton - 12/6/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Portland Pilots dropped to 3-5 on the season after being defeated by the Boise State Broncos, 77-54, this past Sunday. Portland had no answers for Boise State’s Chandler Hutchison, who recorded the programs first triple-double, and couldn’t fight back after the Broncos took a 47-29 lead at halftime. Portland shot 35.2% from the field and was outrebounded by the Broncos by a 43-30 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Pilots was Josh McSwiggan who had 17 points, 4 rebounds, and a block. On the season, Portland is averaging 79.3 ppg on 46.5% shooting from the field. The Pilots are averaging 11.1 three-pointers per game on 43.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Portland has been led by Josh McSwiggan (13.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.3 apg), Franklin Porter (13.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.5 apg), Marcus Shaver Jr. (10.3 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.4 apg), and Philipp Hartwich (6.3 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 1.9 apg, 2.6 bpg). Defensively, Portland is allowing their opponents to average 76.3 ppg on 39.9% shooting from the field. The Pilots have a rebound margin of -3.4 and a turnover margin of 0.1.

Titans are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Pilots are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games however, are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games.

Cal State Fullerton started off the season slow, however, have picked up a nice win against Harvard recently and has been solid on the defense end as the Titans rank 38th in scoring offense and 39th in defensive FG%. Portland has lost 4 of their last 5 games and have struggled on the defensive end as they rank 256th in scoring defense and 288th in rebound margin. Portland can shoot the three-pointer well however, I like how the Cal State Fullerton defense has played as of late and I’m rolling with the Titans in this pick-em. 

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