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San Diego vs. San Francisco - 1/26/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Francisco at San Diego
Date & Time Saturday January 26, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
Jenny Craig Pavilion
San Diego, CA
The Line
San Diego Toreros +2 -- Over/Under: 136
TV Channel
https://wccsports.com/watch/
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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 won their 3rd straight game and improved to 17-3 (5-1 WCC) on the season after defeating the Portland Pilots, 83-61, this past Thursday. San Francisco dominated Portland on both ends of the court in the 1st half and had no trouble picking up the win after going into halftime leading by a 42-21 margin. San Francisco shot 54.5% from the field and 44.0% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Dons was Matt McCarthy who had 20 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and a block.

On the season, San Francisco is averaging 77.3 ppg on 47.8% shooting from the field. The Dons are averaging 8.0 three-pointers per game on 34.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, San Francisco has been led by Charles Minlend (14.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.4 apg), Frankie Ferrari (14.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 5.4 apg, 1.6 spg), Matt McCarthy (10.5 ppg, 6.7 rpg), and Jordan Ratinho (9.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.0 apg).

Defensively, San Francisco is holding their opponents to an average of 62.6 ppg on 40.4% shooting from the field. The Dons have a rebound margin of 5.9 and a turnover margin of 1.7.

The San Diego Toreros improved to 14-7 (3-3 WCC) on the season after defeating the Loyola-Marymount Lions, 71-58, this past Thursday. San Diego was solid defensively agianst the Lions and was able to go on and secure the victory after taking a 50-41 lead with 11:02 left in regulation. San Diego held Loyola-Marymount to just 11.1% shooting from beyond the arc and outrebounded the Lions by a 32-28 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Toreros was Tyler Williams who had 14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and a block.

On the season, San Diego is averaging 74.8 ppg on 47.6% shooting from the field. The Toreros are averaging 7.7 three-pointers per game on 34.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, San Diego has been led by Isaiah Pineiro (19.3 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.3 spg), Olin Carter III (16.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.2 apg), Isaiah Wright (12.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.8 apg, 1.3 spg), and Tyler Williams (9.5 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.4 apg).

Defensively, San Diego is holding their opponents to an average of 67.6 ppg on 43.7% shooting from the field. The Toreros have a rebound margin of 3.7 and a turnover margin of -0.7.

The Dons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Toreros are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, however, just 1-5 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games.

San Francisco has won 5 of their last 6 games and have been outstanding on both ends of the ball this season as they rank 89th in scoring offense, 15th in scoring defense, and 43rd in defensive FG%. San Diego has split their last 9 games and come into this game ranked 151st in scoring offense, 53rd in FG%, and 89th in scoring defense.

Olin Carter III has missed his last three games for the Toreros and if although San Diego is a very solid team, I think they’ll need Carter III to have a chance agianst a very talented Dons team. San Diego is a very solid 10-1 at home however, the Dons are the better team in this one and as I’m going on the assumption that Carter III doesn’t play, I think the Dons defense does enough to cover his small road spread.

Pick:
San Francisco Dons -2

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