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San Diego vs. Pacific - 2/15/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Pacific Tigers (13-14) at San Diego Toreros (16-10)
Date & Time Thursday February 15, 2018, 10:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: San Diego Toreros -4 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
The W TV
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NCAA BB | Pacific Tigers (13-14) at San Diego Toreros (16-10)
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The Pacific Tigers and San Diego Toreros meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.

The Pacific Tigers need a victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Pacific Tigers are averaging 70.2 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Roberto Gallinat is averaging 13.2 points and 2.9 rebounds while Miles Reynolds is averaging 13.4 points and 2.7 assists. Jahlil Tripp is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Townes is grabbing four rebounds. The Pacific Tigers are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Pacific Tigers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The Pacific Tigers have lost five of their last eight road games.

The San Diego Toreros could use a win here after losing seven of their last 11 games. The San Diego Toreros are averaging 68.6 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 65.6 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Isaiah Pineiro is averaging 15.8 points and six rebounds while Isaiah Wright is averaging 14.2 points and 5.4 assists. Olin Carter III is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Williams is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The San Diego Toreros are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The San Diego Toreros are allowing 28.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game. The San Diego Toreros have won five of their last seven home games.

The Tigers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. West Coast and 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Toreros are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games, 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 home games and 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 vs. West Coast. The under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.

The Pacific Tigers have won each of the last three meetings against San Diego and seven of the last 10 overall. The San Diego Toreros are not playing good basketball right now, losing seven of their last 11 games and continue to have issues on the offensive end. While the Toreros do play their best ball at home, I'm not trying to lay points with them dropping games left and right. Not to mention Pacific has been nothing but money against the number. There's much better games on Thursday's card, but if forced to pick, I want points in my pocket.

Pick:
Pacific Tigers +4

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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