San Diego vs. Portland - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Portland Pilots (9-16) at San Diego Toreros (8-17)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Jenny Craig Pavilion)
The Line: San Diego Toreros -7 -- Over/Under: 135.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Portland Pilots and San Diego Toreros meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.
The Portland Pilots need a win here to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Portland Pilots are averaging 69.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 65.9 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Isaiah White is averaging 13.7 points and 3.1 rebounds while JoJo Walker is averaging 10.7 points and 3.4 rebounds. Malcolm Porter is the third double-digit scorer and Tahirou Diabate is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Portland Pilots are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Pilots are allowing 29.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.7 rebounds per game. The Portland Pilots have lost four straight road games.
The San Diego Toreros need a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The San Diego Toreros are averaging 66.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Braun Hartfield is averaging 13.1 points and 6.1 rebounds while Joey Calcaterra is averaging 12.4 points and 2.8 rebounds. Yauhen Massalski is dishing 1.2 assists and Marion Humphrey is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The San Diego Toreros are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. The San Diego Toreros are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The San Diego Toreros have lost five straight home games.
The Pilots are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Toreros are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Pilots last 6 overall. The under is 4-0 in Toreros last 4 overall. The underdog is 17-4 ATS in the last 21 meetings. The road team is 12-3 ATS in the last 15 meetings.
Both of these teams are losers SU and ATS, and neither team is playing well entering this contest. The Portland Pilots are obviously worse off with eight straight losses and losing on the road by an average of 8.6 points, but the San Diego Toreros don't provide much reason to get behind them, as they're shooting just 37.1 percent from the field in their last five games and even lose at home by an average of 4.3 points. This is a spot where I just grab the free points and hope for the best.