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San Diego vs. Pacific - 01/05/2019 NCAA BB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Pacific Tigers and San Diego Toreros meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.

The Pacific Tigers look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Pacific Tigers are averaging 75.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 74.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Roberto Gallinat is averaging 15.1 points and 2.9 rebounds while Lafayette Dorsey is averaging 12.2 points and 1.1 assists. Jahlil Tripp is the third double-digit scorer and Ajare Sanni is dishing 1.2 assists. The Pacific Tigers are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Pacific Tigers are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game. The Pacific Tigers have lost four of their last six road games.

The San Diego Toreros look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. The San Diego Toreros are averaging 75 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 45 percent shooting. Isaiah Pineiro is averaging 19.8 points and 8.8 rebounds while Olin Carter III is averaging 16.9 points and two assists. Isaiah Wright is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Williams is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The San Diego Toreros are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The San Diego Toreros are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The San Diego Toreros have won all eight home games this season.

The Tigers are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 vs. West Coast, 11-23 ATS in their last 34 Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Toreros are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. The under is 7-3-1 in Toreros last 11 games following a straight up loss. The over is 5-2 in Tigers last 7 overall.

The Pacific Tigers have won seven of the last nine meetings against the San Diego Toreros and each of the last four meetings. San Diego is obviously the better basketball team this time around and should snap the streak, but Pacific is no pushover due to its ability to hit shots, and the Tigers are averaging 79 points in their last five games. This could be a high scoring offensive game and that's where I like to have points in my back pocket. I'm leaning toward the Pacific Tigers and the points.

Pick:
Pacific Tigers +8

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