Portland at Southern Utah: 3/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Portland at Southern Utah: 3/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by James M. Dobson / The Spectrum & Daily News

Southern Utah Thunderbirds (22-11) vs Portland Pilots (19-14)

Game Info: Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 6:00 pm (America First Event Center)

Betting Odds: Southern Utah Thunderbirds -4.5 -- Over/Under: 154 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds will play the Portland Pilots in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Saturday night in the semifinal round of the The Basketball Classic.

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are coming off of a 13 point win against UTEP in their last time out. Nick Fleming had 18 points to lead five Southern Utah players in double figures. Dre Marin added 17 points for the Thunderbirds. Jason Spurgin chipped in 13, John Knight III scored 12 and Harrison Butler had 11 in the quarterfinal. 

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are led in scoring by John Knight who averages 14.4 points and 4.3 rebounds for this team. Tevian Jones averages 14.6  points and 4.7 rebounds a night. Maizen Fausett is the third leading scorer for the Thunderbirds as he averages 12.1 points a game for this team.

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The Thunderbirds are averaging 78.6 points per game on 46.3% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 72.9 points per game. They are shooting 71.2% from the free throw line.

The Portland Pilots are coming off of a 19 point win against New Orleans in their last time out. Kristian Sjolund finished with 21 points to lead Portland in the first round of The Basketball Classic. Moses Wood and Chris Austin scored 19 points apiece for Portland and Tyler Robertson had 14 points, seven assists and three steals in the win.

The Portland Pilots are led in scoring by Tyler Robertson who averages 14.9 points and 6.2 rebounds for this team. Moses Wood averages 14.5 points and 6.1 rebounds a night. Chris Austen is the third leading scorer for the Pilots as he averages 14.2 points a game for this team.

The Pilots are averaging 74.5 points per game on 43.7% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 72 points per game. They are shooting 79% from the free throw line.

The Pilots are 4-16-1 ATS in their last 21 games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game.The Thunderbirds are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite. The Thunderbirds are also 11-5 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games. The Thunderbirds are likely to win and cover here and that’s my free pick in this one.

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Clayton’s Pick Southern Utah -4.5

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