Pacific vs. Portland - 2/13/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Portland Pilots (9-17) at Pacific Tigers (19-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Spanos Center)
The Line: Pacific Tigers -11.5 -- Over/Under: 130.5
The Pacific Tigers host the Portland Pilots on Thursday in WCC college basketball action.
The Pacific Tigers are 19-8 this season and they are 6-4 in their last 10 games. Pacific is 13-3 at home this season and they are 10-15 against the spread overall. The Tigers are averaging 70 points per game and are shooting 45.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.4 points and their opponents are shooting 40.8 percent. Jahlil Tripp leads Pacific averaging 15.2 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Justin Moore is averaging 9.2 points, Gary Chivichyan is averaging 8.1 points, and Daniss Jenkins is averaging 6.7 points. Pacific won their first meeting against Portland by 10 points.
The Portland Pilots are 9-17 this season and they have lost their last nine games in a row. Portland is 2-6 on the road this season and 9-14-1 against the spread overall. The Pilots are averaging just 67.7 points per game while shooting 43.6 percent from the floor while allowing 72 points per game and their opponents shoot 43.2 percent. Isaiah White leads Portland averaging 12.3 points per game. JoJo Walker is averaging 11.2 points, Tahirou Diabate is averaging 9.6 points, and Takiula Farensohn is averaging 8.4 points. West Coast Conference play has been a real struggle for Portland this season.
Pacific is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games, and 7-3 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread. Portland is 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven road games, 0-3-1 against the spread following a loss, and 3-12-1 against the spread in their last 16 games. The road team has covered the spread in the last seven meetings of these two teams.
This is a just a ton of points and it isn’t like Pacific is setting the world on fire against the spread so will take the bundle of point sand Portland.