San Francisco vs. Portland - 2/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Pilots (10-15) at San Francisco Dons (13-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 10:00 pm (War Memorial Gymnasium)
The Line: San Francisco Dons -10.5 -- Over/Under: 133.5 See the Latest Odds
The Portland Pilots will travel to War Memorial Gymnasium to take on the San Francisco Dons this Thursday night in College Basketball action.
The Portland Pilots have won their 2nd straight game and improved to 10-15 (4-8 WCC) on the season after defeating the Loyola Marymount Lions, 68-66, this past Saturday. Portland allowed Loyola Marymount to fight back from a 10-point halftime deficit to make it a game late, however, the Pilots were able to secure the victory after Marcus Haver Jr. hit two FT’s with just 0:02 seconds left in the game. Portland shot 44.7% from the field and 45.5% (10-22) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Pilots was D’Marques Tyson who had 22 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, and a steal. On the season, Portland is averaging 70.8 ppg on 44.5% shooting from the field. The Pilots are averaging 8.2 three-pointers per game on 38.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Portland has been led by Josh McSwiggan (11.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.3 apg), Marcus Shaver Jr. (11.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.0 spg), Franklin Porter (10.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.0 apg), and JoJo Walker (8.8 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.6 apg). Defensively, Portland is holding their opponents to an average of 68.0 ppg on 43.7% shooting from the field. The Pilots have a rebound margin of 1.4 and a turnover margin of -0.1.
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The San Francisco Dons snapped their 2-game losing streak and improved to 13-12 (5-7 WCC) on the season after defeating the Santa Clara Broncos, 70-59, this past Saturday. San Francisco allowed Santa Clara to fight back from a 12-point halftime deficit, however, was able to hang on to the victory late as the Dons closed out the final 4:56 of regulation on 9-2 run. San Francisco shot 54.9% from the field and 43.8% (7-16) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Dons was Frankie Ferrari who had 19 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. On the season, San Francisco is averaging 68.4 ppg on 41.8% shooting from the field. The Dons are averaging 8.4 three-pointers per game on 33.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, San Francisco has been led by Souley Boum (12.6 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.2 apg), Jordan Ratinho (10.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.0 apg), Chase Foster (10.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.3 apg), and Frankie Ferrari (10.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 3.8 apg). Defensively, San Francisco is holding their opponents to an average of 68.0 ppg on 43.7% shooting from the field. The Dons have a rebound margin of 1.4 and a turnover margin of -0.1.
The Pilots are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Dons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games.
Portland has won 4 of their last 6 games however, it’s been a tough season for the Pilots as they come into this game ranked just 259th in scoring offense and 251st in scoring defense. San Francisco has won 3 of their last 5 games and although the offensive has had trouble scoring the basketball, the Dons have been solid on the defensive end this season as they rank 72nd in scoring defense. San Francisco has a solid 9-5 record at home this season and as they handed Portland a 23-point loss on the road earlier this season, I’m taking San Francisco to cover this double-digit spread at home.