San Diego vs. Pacific - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Pacific Tigers (22-9) at San Diego Toreros (9-21)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Jenny Craig Pavilion)
The Line: San Diego Toreros +2.5 -- Over/Under: 130.5
The Pacific Tigers and the San Diego Toreros meet in college basketball action from Jenny Craig Pavilion on Saturday.
Pacific enters this game at 22-9 so far. Since their last loss to Saint Mary’s on February 15, Pacific has managed wins in consecutive games over Santa Clara and Loyola Marymount.
In the win over LMU, Pacific’s leading scorer was Amari McCray with 19 points, eight rebounds and two assists. Also in double-figures for Pacific there were Jahlil Tripp with 10 points and nine boards, and Broc Finstuen with 10 points, three rebounds and one assist.
Over on the San Diego side, they’re 9-21 so far. The Toreros are on a four-game losing streak right now, falling to Pepperdine, BYU, Saint Mary’s and Gonzaga in their most recent quartet.
In the loss to Gonzaga, San Diego’s leading scorer was Joey Calcaterra with 19 points and two rebounds. Also in double-figures there for San Diego were Alex Floresca with 11 poitns, six rebounds and two assists, and James Jean-Marie on 10 points, five rebounds and two assists.
San Diego is 2-6 ATS in their last eight after an ATS loss and 4-1 ATS in their last five home games versus a team with a winning road record. The under is 8-2 in San Diego’s last 10 home games and 4-0 in the last four versus a team with a winning straight-up record.
Meanwhile, Pacific is 2-5 ATS in their last seven Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games. Pacific is 4-0 ATS in the last four overall and the over is 7-1 in their last eight Saturday games.
Pacific is rolling along really well right now, and they’ve won seven of their last eight games. Helping their cause, Pacific is a pretty versatile team that can be competitive in higher-scoring games as well as more defense-oriented matchups with low totals.
As for San Diego, they’ve had some solid outings here and there lately, but for the most part they’ve struggled to keep up with their opponents. This will probably be another lower-scoring game, but Pacific should be in complete control the whole time.