San Diego vs Portland Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/2/23

Portland Pilots (13-18) vs San Diego Toreros (11-19)

Game Info: Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Orleans Arena)

Betting Odds: Portland Pilots -3 -- Over/Under: 159.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego Toreros and Portland Pilots face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown in the West Coast Tournament at Orleans Arena. When these two teams faced off on February 2nd it was Portland that secured the 80-61 victory. 

San Diego Betting Preview

San Diego comes into this game with an 11-19 record overall and they have gone 10-18 against the spread. In the last game against Santa Clara, the defense gave up 81 points and that led to the defeat. The offense has been strong this season averaging 77.2 points while their defense is giving up 80.1 points per game. They like to push the pace, but the defense has been a problem and it’s going to need to be better here. Marcellus Earlington is averaging 17.3 points while shooting 49 percent from the field. 

Portland Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Portland who sits with a 13-18 record overall and they have gone 13-16 against the spread. In the last game against Pacific, Portland scored 77 points but it wasn’t enough as they lost by four points. Portland is averaging 77.5 points while their defense is giving up 76.6 points per game. They want to push the pace but the defense at times has also been an issue. Moses Wood is averaging 15.5 points while shooting 44.8 pecent from the field and 40.3 percent from behind the three point line. 

San Diego vs Portland Trends

Portland is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight neutral site games. The over is 4-0 in Portland’s last four games. The over is 8-1 in San Diego’s last nine games following a double digit loss at home. The over is 4-1 in the Pilots last five games against a team with a losing straight up record. 

Shane’s Free Pick

These are both good offensive teams, and there is going to be no shortage of scoring in this game. San Diego and Portland are both averaging over 77 points per game and there isn’t going to be a whole lot of defense played by either side in this game. Back the over to cash here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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