Pacific vs. San Francisco - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Francisco Dons (21-11) at Pacific Tigers (23-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Orleans Arena)
The Line: Pacific Tigers +2 -- Over/Under: 133.5
The Pacific Tigers (23-9, 11-5 WCC) and the San Francisco Dons (21-11, 10-7 WCC) meet in Las Vegas, NV for a West Coast Conference Tournament Quarterfinal at Orleans Arena. Pacific and San Francisco split their two meetings this season, with each school winning on the other’s home floor.
Pacific is 8-2 straight up and 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games. Pacific is 11-5 straight up and 10-6 against the spread in conference games this season. Pacific has scored 70.2 points per game and allowed 64.3 points per game, and the Tigers have shot 45.5% from the field, 34.3% from 3 and 66.7% from the free-throw line this season.
Pacific has won 8 of their last 9 games, and the Tigers defeated San Diego 71-64 as a 4-point road favorite in their last game. Pacific is ranked 110th by KenPom, with the 151st ranked offense and 95th ranked defense in the nation. Pacific is led by Senior guard Jahlil Tripp, who averages 15.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2 assists per game.
San Francisco is 6-4 straight up and 4-6 against the spread in their last 10 games. San Francisco is 10-7 straight up and 7-10 against the spread in conference games. San Francisco has scored 74.9 points per game and surrendered 68.9 points per game to opponents, and the Dons have shot 43.9% from the field, 33.4% from 3 and 72.3% from the free-throw line this season.
San Francisco has won 5 of their last 6 games, and the Dons defeated Loyola-Marymont 82-53 as a 7-point favorite in their last game in the 1st round of the WCC Tournament. San Francisco is ranked 95th by KenPom, with the 92nd ranked offense and 100th ranked defense in the country. San Francisco is led by Junior guard Charles Minlend, who averages 14.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, and Senior center Jimbo Lull, who averages 11.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.
San Francisco is 8-2 straight up and 5-5 against the spread in their last 10 games against Pacific, 6 of which went over the betting total. The over is 5-5 in the last 10 games for both San Francisco and Pacific.
This is a really tough game to predict, especially with no home-court advantage for either side, but that’s why they pay me the big bucks, right? Besides, both of these teams lost at home when they played each other this season. I’ll take San Francisco to win because I just think they’ve been the better team overall this year.