Santa Clara vs. Portland - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Portland Pilots (9-21) at Santa Clara Broncos (18-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Leavey Center)
The Line: Santa Clara Broncos -11 -- Over/Under: 144
The Portland Pilots and Santa Clara Broncos meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Leavey Center.
The Portland Pilots look for their first win since January 4. The Portland Pilots are averaging 67.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Isaiah White is averaging 13.7 points and 3.1 rebounds while JoJo Walker is averaging 10.7 points and 3.4 rebounds. Malcolm Porter is the third double-digit scorer and Tahirou Diabate is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Portland Pilots are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Pilots are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.9 rebounds per game. The Portland Pilots have lost their last seven road games.
The Santa Clara Broncos need a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Santa Clara Broncos are averaging 80.3 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 65.9 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Trey Wertz is averaging 12.4 points and 3.6 rebounds while Guglielmo Caruso is averaging 11.6 points and 5.5 rebounds. DJ Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Tahj Eaddy is dishing 1.9 assists. The Santa Clara Broncos are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Santa Clara Broncos are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Santa Clara Broncos have lost five straight home games.
The road team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Neither of these clubs are playing great ball right now, but the Santa Clara Broncos won the first meeting by 24 points and still win at home by an average of 12.1 points while shooting 49.2 percent from the field. The Portland Pilots lose on the road by an average of 10.3 points and are just 11-16-1 against the spread on the season. The Santa Clara Broncos are a profitable 10-8 against the spread at home and should have comfort knowing what they did to Portland just a few weeks ago. I'll lay the big number with the Santa Clara Broncos at home.