College Basketball

San Diego vs San Francisco 2/26/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

San Francisco Dons (22-8) vs. San Diego Toreros (14-14)
February 26, 2022 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: San Diego Toreros +12 / San Francisco Dons -12; Over/Under: 134
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The San Francisco Dons will travel to Jenny Craig Pavilion to take on the San Diego Toreros this Saturday night in College Basketball action.

The San Francisco Dons dropped to 22-8 on the season after being defeated by the top-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs, 89-73, this past Thursday. San Francisco had no answers on the defensive end for Gonzaga and could not fight back after the bulldogs took a 63-44 lead with 15:55 left in regulation. San Francisco shot 41.5% from the field & 50.0% from beyond the arc while allowing Gonzaga to shoot 54.8% from the field & 50.0% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Dons was Khalil Shabazz who had 17 points, 3 rebounds, & 2 assists.

On the season, San Francisco is averaging 77.3 ppg on 46.0% shooting from the field. The Dons are averaging 9.7 three-pointers per game on 35.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, San Francisco has been led by Jamaree Bouyea (17.1 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.7 spg), Yauhen Massalski (13.9 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 1.7 apg, 2.3 bpg), Khalil Shabazz (13.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.8 spg), & Gabe Stefanini (9.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.1 spg).

Defensively, San Francisco is allowing their opponents to average 66.9 ppg on 41.9% shooting from the field. The Dons have a rebound margin of 5.5 and a turnover margin of -0.2.

The San Diego Toreros lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 14-14 on the season after being defeated by the 23rd ranked Saint Mary’s Gales, 60-46, this past Thursday. San Diego had no answers on the offensive end against Saint Mary’s and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 37-20 margin. San Diego shot 36.5% from the field & 15.4% from beyond the arc while allowing Saint Mary’s to shoot 50.0% from the field & 23.5% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Toreros was Jase Townsend who had 16 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists, & 2 steals.

On the season, San Diego is averaging 66.1 ppg on 43.0% shooting from the field. The Toreros are averaging 5.6 three-pointers per game on 34.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, San Diego has been led by

Defensively, San Diego is allowing their opponents to average 66.7 ppg on 43.5% shooting from the field. The Toreros have a rebound margin of 0.9 and a turnover margin of -1.3.

The Dons are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games vs. San Diego & 5-12 ATS in their last 17 February games. The Toreros are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games & just 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 home games.

San Francisco has struggled to beat the best the WCC has to offer, but make no mistake, this is still a very talented basketball team that has been solid on both ends of the court this season and come into this game ranked 41st in scoring offense, 87th in scoring defense, & 84th in defensive FG%. San Diego has been led by their defense, which ranks 117th in scoring defense, however, the Toreros have struggled on the offense end this season, ranking just 281st in scoring offense, 228th in FG%, & 312th in three-pointers made per game. San Diego has been solid at home this season (8-5 record), however, this is a team that lost to San Francisco by an 88-73 margin earlier this season and as the Toreros have looked flat as of late, losing 5 of their last 6 games, I think the play here is to take San Francisco to cover this large road spread. Good Luck!

Brett Nault's Free Pick:
San Francisco Dons -12

Brett Nault

Brett has been involved with sports his entire life, whether playing them or betting on them, and loves using his education in data analytics to break down all matchups to get you a competitive edge. Follow Brett Nault on Twitter @BrettCU05
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