San Francisco vs. Campbell - 3/22/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Campbell Camels (18-15) at San Francisco Dons (20-15)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10:00 pm (War Memorial Gymnasium)

The Line: San Francisco Dons -9 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Campbell Fighting Camels will travel to War Memorial Gymnasium to take on the San Francisco Dons this Thursday night in the Semifinals of the CBI Tournament.

The Campbell Fighting Camels improved to 18-15 on the season after defeating the New Orleans Hornets, 71-69, this past Monday in the Quarterfinals of the CBI Tournament. Campbell trailed by a 40-31 margin at halftime, however, used a 16-6 run to start the 2nd half to fight back into the game and was able to pick up the dramatic victory after the Fighting Camels, Cory Gensier, made a game-winning jumper as time expired. Campbell shot 51.2% from the field and 42.9% (9-21) from beyond the arc in the win. Leading the way for the Fighting Camels was Chris Clemons who had 35 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals. On the season, Campbell is averaging 76.3 ppg on 48.1% shooting from the field. The Fighting Camels are averaging 9.3 three-pointers per game on 39.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Campbell has been led by Chris Clemons (25.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.6 spg), Marcus Burk (14.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.3 spg), Andrew Eudy (9.2 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.0 spg, 1.8 bpg), and Cory Gensler (7.5 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.6 apg). Defensively, Campbell is allowing their opponents to average 71.1 ppg on 44.5% shooting from the field. The Fighting Camels have a rebound margin of -1.7 and a turnover margin of 0.4.

The San Francisco Dons improved to 20-15 and advanced to the Semifinals of the CBI Tournament after defeating the Utah Valley Wolverines, 78-73, this Monday. San Francisco led by a 64-42 margin with 9:26 left in regulation and held off a late Utah Valley charge to secure the victory. San Francisco shot 43.3% from the field and committed just 5 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Dons was Chase Foster who had 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 assists. On the season, San Francisco is averaging 69.0 ppg on 42.4% shooting from the field. The Dons are averaging 8.3 three-pointers per game on 33.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, San Francisco has been led by Souley Boum (11.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.1 apg), Frankie Ferrari (11.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.1 spg), Jordan Ratinho (10.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.1 apg), and Chase Foster (10.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.5 apg). Defensively, San Francisco is holding their opponents to an average of 68.6 ppg on 43.7% shooting from the field. The Dons have a rebound margin of 1.0 and a turnover margin of 0.1.

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The Fighting Camels are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win. The Dons are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games vs. a team with a winning straight record and just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games.

Campbell has won 6 of their last 9 games and has been led by their offense this season which comes into this matchup ranked 95th in scoring offense, 28th in FG%, and 26th in 3P-FG%. San Francisco has won 8 of their last 11 games, which included an impressive 70-63 victory of St Mary’s, and comes into this game led by their defense that ranks 77th in scoring defense. San Francisco hasn’t been great ATS at home however, they are a respectable 14-6 at home and although this is a big number, I think the Dons defense will be able to do enough to get a double-digit win. Take San Francisco to cover.  

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Brett’s Pick San Francisco Dons -9

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