San Diego Toreros vs. Portland Pilots ATS Prediction 01/17/19

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The San Diego Toreros (12-6, 1-2 WCC) will be at the Earle A. Chiles Center to clash against the Portland Pilots (7-11, 0-3 WCC) in a WCC matchup. The game begins at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 17, 2019.

San Diego Toreros at Portland Pilots Betting Odds

Both teams lost in their last game. The Pilots fell to the Pacific Tigers, 65-57, while the Toreros were defeated by the Pepperdine Waves, 76-71.

San Diego held Pepperdine to an offensive rebounding percentage of 7.1 (below their season average of 25.2) while Portland had a better effective field goal percentage (0.500 vs. 0.500). Marcus Shaver Jr. had a solid outing for Portland with 25 points. Isaiah Pineiro had a good outing for San Diego, contributing 19 points and five rebounds.

This was a highly contested series last year, as the teams split their two games last season. In the last game, the Pilots won 55-49. Portland’s free throw rate was their biggest advantage over San Diego. The Pilots had a rate of 0.238, while the Toreros posted a mark of 0.089. This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

Second-chance points might be hard to find for Portland in this showdown. The Pilots are among the country’s elite on the offensive glass, ranking 336th in offensive rebounding percentage at 22.0 percent. Meanwhile, San Diego ranks seventh in the nation at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 77.8 percent.

San Diego Toreros at Portland Pilots Odds Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – San Diego, ATS Winner – Portland, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • San Diego ranks 17th in rebounds allowed per game (30.8) while Portland ranks 220th (37.9).
  • The Toreros rank 36th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while the Pilots rank 67th (3.1).
  • The Toreros rank 15th in three pointers allowed per game (18.3) while the Pilots rank 184th (23.8).
  • San Diego ranks 28th in assists allowed per game (10.7) while Portland ranks 181st (14.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Toreros have scored an average of 72.8 points per game (3.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 75.2 points per game (6.8 above their season average).
  • The Pilots’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 8.6, up from 4.6 for the season.