Portland at San Diego - 1/13/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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San Diego Toreros (8-7) vs Portland Pilots (9-6)
Game Info: Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Jenny Craig Pavilion)
Betting Odds: San Diego Toreros -7 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Portland Pilots will travel to play the San Diego Toreros in a West Coast Conference game on Thursday night.
The Portland Pilots are 9-6 this season and have lost three of their last four games. Portland is coming off of a loss to UC Davis by a score of 65-60 in their last game. Portland trailed by one point at halftime but outscored UC Davis 32-26 in the second half for the win. Moses Wood led the Pilots with 18 points and 6 rebounds in the game. Portland is averaging 74.9 points per game and is giving up 72.1 points per game against, while also averaging 36.8 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game. Tyler Robertson is averaging 15.6 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game, while Chris Austin is averaging 14.7 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game for the Pilots. Portland is shooting 44.1% on field goals, 81.4% on free throws, and 36.1% on three pointers.
The San Diego Toreros are 8-7 (1-1) this season and have lost two of their last three games. San Diego beat Pepperdine by a score of 72-62 in their last game. San Diego held their opponent to 31.9% shooting from the field in the win. Marcellus Earlington led the Toreros with 16 points and 8 rebounds in the game. San Diego is averaging 67.3 points per game and is giving up 62.3 points per game against, while also averaging 38 rebounds per game and 10.5 assists per game. Marcellus Earlington is averaging 13.5 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game, while Jase Townsend, their second leading scorer, is out with a hand injury. San Diego is shooting 44% on field goals, 70.7% on free throws, and 36% on three pointers.
Portland is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 18-40 ATS in their last 58 Thursday games. The over is 5-2 in Portland’s last 7 games. San Diego is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 5-0 in San Diego’s last 5 home games. The road team is 15-5-1 ATS in these two teams last 21 meetings.
San Diego typically plays good defense, which gives them a chance to win most games. Portland is averaging just under 75 points per game, so it will be interesting to see which side plays better. I am taking San Diego in this game because of the defensive aspect, along with playing at home.