St. Mary's vs. Portland - 1/30/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Mary's vs. Portland - 1/30/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Pilots (9-13) at St. Mary's Gaels (17-4)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 10:00 pm (University Credit Union Pavilion)

The Line: St. Mary's Gaels -21.5 -- Over/Under: 135 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Portland Pilots and Saint Mary's Gaels meet Thursday in college basketball action at the University Credit Union Pavilion.

The Portland Pilots need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Portland Pilots are averaging 68.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 69.5 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Isaiah White is averaging 20 points and 2.9 rebounds while JoJo Walker is averaging 10.9 points and 3.2 rebounds. Malcolm Porter is dishing 1.6 assists and Tahirou Diabate is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Portland Pilots are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Pilots are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.5 rebounds per game. The Portland Pilots have lost three straight road games.

The Saint Mary's Gaels look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Saint Mary's Gaels are averaging 76.7 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Jordan Ford is averaging 21.2 points and 1.9 assists while Malik Fitts is averaging 15.9 points and 7.8 rebounds. Tanner Krebs is the third double-digit scorer and Matthias Tass is dishing 2.2 assists. The Saint Mary's Gaels are shooting 42.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Mary's Gaels are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game. The Saint Mary's Gaels have won 10 of their last 11 home games.

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The Portland Pilots are playing awful basketball entering this contest, but they only lose on the road by an average of 6.3 points and have covered four of their six road games. The Saint Mary's Gaels are an offensive machine capable of blowing lesser talented teams out of the gym, but they've failed to cover seven of their 11 home games and are only winning at home by an average of 14.7 points. It feels like we're stealing a few extra points in this contest. Give me the Portland Pilots on the road.

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