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Pacific vs. Portland - 1/26/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Portland at Pacific
Date & Time Saturday January 26, 2019, 4:00 PM (EST)
Location
Alex G. Spanos Center
Stockton, California
The Line
The Line: Pacific -10.5 -- Over/Under: 136.5
TV Channel
The W TV
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The Portland Pilots and Pacific Tigers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Alex G. Spanos Center.

The Portland Pilots could use a win here to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Portland Pilots are averaging 68.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 74.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Marcus Shaver Jr. is averaging 15.3 points and 2.7 rebounds while JoJo Walker is averaging 12.5 points and 3.7 assists. Josh McSwiggan is the third double-digit scorer and Franklin Porter is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Portland Pilots are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Pilots are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The Portland Pilots have lost each of their last six road games.

The Pacific Tigers could use a win here after losing five of their last six games. The Pacific Tigers are averaging 71 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Roberto Gallinat is averaging 14.9 points and 2.8 rebounds while Lafayette Dorsey is averaging 11.7 points and 2.7 rebounds. Jahlil Tripp is the third double-digit scorer and Ajare Sanni is dishing 1.2 assists. The Pacific Tigers are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Pacific Tigers are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Pacific Tigers have won five of their last eight home games.

The Pilots are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Tigers are 12-25 ATS in their last 37 Saturday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 5-0 in Tigers last 5 overall. The over is 8-1-1 in Pilots last 10 road games.

The Pacific Tigers just beat the Portland Pilots by eight points on the road a couple of weeks ago and have won seven of the last 10 meetings against them overall. The Portland Pilots are just 6-13 ATS on the season and 2-7 ATS in road games. The Portland Pilots are losing by an average of 15 points on the road and are being outscored by an average of 19.4 points in their last five games. This is a contest where it's either the Pacific Tigers in a comfortable victory or pass. Backing Portland in its current form isn't an option.

Pick:
Pacific -10.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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