San Diego vs. Northern Colorado - 12/15/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego vs. Northern Colorado - 12/15/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Northern Colorado Bears (6-1) at San Diego Toreros (8-3)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Jenny Craig Pavilion)

The Line: San Diego Toreros -7 -- Over/Under: 152 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Northern Colorado Bears will travel to Jenny Craig Pavilion to take on the San Diego Toreros this Saturday night in College Basketball action.

The Northern Colorado Bears won their 3rd straight game and improved to 6-1 on the season after defeating the D-III Johnson & Wales (CO) Wildcats, 118-52, this past Tuesday night. Northern Colorado made quick work of Johnson & Wales (CO) as they had no trouble securing the victory after taking a 55-19 halftime lead. Northern Colorado shot 62.2% from the field and 50.0% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Bears was Jordan Davis who had 24 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assits, and a steal.

On the season, Northern Colorado is averaging 93.9 ppg on 51.0% shooting from the field. The Bears are averaging 12.7 ppg on 43.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Northern Colorado has been led by Jordan Davis (23.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.3 apg, 1.1 spg), Trent Harris (14.7 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.0 spg), Bodie Hume (12.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.4 bpg), and Jonah Radebaugh (12.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.6 apg).

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Defensively, Northern Colorado is allowing their opponents to average 71.0 ppg on 44.4% shooting from the field. The Bears have a rebound margin of 14.3 and a turnover margin of -1.6.

The San Diego Toreros has their 3-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 8-3 on the season after being defeated by the Oregon Ducks, 65-55, this past Wednesday. San Diego led by a 32-31 margin at halftime, however, struggled offensively in the 2nd half and couldn’t fight back after Oregon took a 54-46 lead with 5:53 left in regulation. San Diego shot just 25.0% from beyond the arc and committed 16 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Toreros was Isaiah Pineiro who had 14 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, and a steal.

On the season, San Diego is averaging 75.7 ppg on 47.0% shooting from the field. The Toreros are averaging 8.5 three-pointers per game on 35.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, San Diego has been led by Iasiah Pineiro (20.1 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.3 spg), Olin Carter III (16.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.0 apg), Isaiah Wright (12.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 4.9 apg, 1.4 spg), and Tyler Williams (8.4 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.4 apg).

Defensively, San Diego is holding their opponents to an average of 65.0 ppg on 43.0% shooting from the field. The Toreros have a rebound margin of 3.4 and a turnover margin of 0.8.

The Bears are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 non-conference games. The Toreros are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games vs. Big Sky opponents.

Northern Colorado is a very solid team that has been incredible on the offensive end this season as they come into this game ranked 4th in scoring, 9th in FG%, and 7th in 3P-FG%. San Diego is going to be a tough team in the WCC this season as they have some solid experience and a defense that ranks T-52nd in scoring defense. San Diego has nice win at home agianst Colorado this season and although I think the Bears will keep this game competitive, I think the Toreros do enough in the 2nd half to pull away and cover this home spread.

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Brett’s Pick San Diego Toreros -7

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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