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San Diego vs. San Francisco - 12/28/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Francisco Dons (8-5) at San Diego Toreros (9-3)

College Basketball: Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Jenny Craig Pavilion)

The Line: San Diego Toreros -5 -- Over/Under: 126.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: Spectrum Sportsnet; NBC Sports Bay Arena; AT&T Sportsnet - Rocky Mtn; Root Sports - Northwest; The W.TV

The San Francisco Dons will travel to Jenny Craig Pavilion to take on the San Diego Toreros this Thursday night in College Basketball action.

The San Francisco Dons improved to 8-5 on the season after defeating the Nevada Wolfpack, 66-64, this past Saturday. San Francisco was outstanding in the 1st half, taking a 35-26 halftime lead, and was able to secure the victory after the Frankie Ferrari hit the go ahead three-pointer with just 6.4 seconds left in regulation. San Francisco shot 43.3% from the field and 36.7% (11-30) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Dons was Frankie Ferrari who had 13 points, 4 rebounds, and 7 assists. On the season, San Francisco is averaging 69.0 ppg on 40.0% shooting from the field. The Dons are averaging 8.5 three-pointers per game on 32.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, San Francisco has been led Souley Boum (14.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.6 apg), Chase Foster (12.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.4 apg), Jordan Ratinho (10.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg), and Matt McCarthy (8.0 ppg, 5.2 rpg). Defensively, San Francisco is holding their opponents to an average of 66.3 ppg on 41.6% shooting from the field. The Dons have a rebound margin of 2.2 and a turnover margin of 0.3.

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San Diego vs. San Francisco - 12/28/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Diego Toreros improved to 9-3 on the season after defeating the NAIA Life Pacific Warriors, 94-51, this past Friday. San Diego had no problem taking care of business against Life Pacific and easily cruised to victory after taking a 43-24 lead at halftime. San Diego held Life Pacific to 33.3% shooting from the field and 17.6% (3-17) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Toreros was Isaiah Wright who had a double-double with 14 points, 12 assists, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 3 steals. On the season, San Diego is averaging 71.6 ppg on 44.8% shooting from the field. The Toreros are averaging 8.7 three-pointers per game on 34.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, San Diego has been led by Isaiah Pineiro (15.2 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.1 spg, 1.0 bpg), Isaiah Wright (13.6 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 6.0 apg, 1.8 spg), Olin Carter III (11.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.8 apg), and Tyler Williams (10.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.3 apg). Defensively, San Diego is holding their opponents to an average of 61.1 ppg on 37.0% shooting from the field. The Toreros have a rebound margin of 0.6 and a turnover margin of 1.1.

The Dons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. WCC opponents and just 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Toreros are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points however, just 2-9 ATS in their last 11 home games.

San Francisco has won 5 of their last 7 games and has been led by their defense that ranks 67th in scoring defense and 102nd defensive FG%. San Diego has won 4 of their last 5 games and has been outstanding defensively this season as the Toreros rank 12th in scoring defense and 8th in defensive FG%. San Francisco was impressive in their recent victory against Nevada, holding the Wolfpack 18 points under there season scoring average, and as I think this will be a low scoring battle, I’m taking the Dons and the points in this one. 

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