Portland at Pacific: 2/24/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Portland at Pacific: 2/24/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Pacific Tigers (8-19) vs Portland Pilots (16-12)

Game Info: Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Spanos Center)

Betting Odds: Pacific Tigers +1 -- Over/Under: 138 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Portland Pilots and Pacific Tigers face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at the Alex G. Spanos Center. When these two teams faced off on January 27th it was Portland that won 64-56. 

Moses Wood was the top player for Portland scoring 19 points. The top player for Pacific was Alphonso Anderson who finished with 17 points. 

Portland comes into this game with a 16-12 record overall and they have gone 17-9 against the spread. Portland has won five games in a row including the last game against Pepperdine. THe offense put up 77 points and that was enough to come away with the three point victory. Portland is averaging 73.6 points while their defense is giving up 71 points per game. Guard Tyler Robertson has been the top player for Portland averaging 15.1 points while shooting 40.7 percent from the field and 35 percent from behind the three point line.

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On the other side of this matchup is the Pacific Tigers who sit with an 8-19 record and they have gone 6-18-1 against the spread. In the last game against San Francisco, the defense gave up 104 points and that led to the blowout loss. Pacific is averaging 65.3 points while their defense is giving up 71.5 points per game. Jeremiah Bailey has been the top player for the Pacific averaging 11.4 points while shooting 42.9 percent from the field. In this game, Pacific is going to need the defense to be better or it will be a long game. 

Pacific is 1-5 against the spread in their last six games played on Thursday. The over is 4-0 in Tigers last 4 games as a home favorite of 0.5-6.5. The over is 4-0 in Portland’s last four games following a straight up win. 

These are two teams that are heading in a different direction and there is just no way to trust this Pacific team, especially after what they did in the last game. Pacific is going to struggle to defend Portland, and the Pilots are going to find a way to score plenty of points. Back Portland to cover the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Portland -1

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