Pacific Tigers at San Diego Toreros ATS Prediction 01/05/19

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A seven-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the San Diego Toreros (11-5, 0-1 WCC) when they meet the Pacific Tigers (10-6, 0-1 WCC) at Jenny Craig Pavilion. Action begins at 11 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

Pacific Tigers at San Diego Toreros Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The Toreros defeated the Weber State Wildcats 83-66, while the Tigers beat the SIUE Cougars 74-65.

Pacific played a nearly flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 29.6 and a free throw rate of 0.367. SIUE was 14.6 and 0.232, respectively, for those same stats. The Toreros, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.185 vs. 0.098) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (37.8 vs. 22.2). San Diego was lifted by Isaiah Pineiro, who finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds. Meanwhile, Lafayette Dorsey had a solid performance for Pacific, recording 18 points.

The Tigers dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the last matchup, Pacific won 67-55. One of Pacific’s largest strengths was their ability to convert at the free throw line. They were 19-22 (86.4 percent), while the Toreros were just 6-12 (50.0 percent). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Pineiro and Olin Carter III have played well over the last five games for San Diego. Pineiro has averaged 0 points, while Carter III has put up 0 points a game during that span.

Looking at effective field goal percentage, San Diego should have a considerable edge. The sweet-shooting Toreros offense ranks 60th in the nation in that metric at 0.549, while the suspect Pacific defense is ranked 324th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.549).

Pacific Tigers vs. San Diego Toreros ATS Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – San Diego, ATS Winner – San Diego, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • San Diego ranks 13th in three pointers allowed per game (17.9) while Pacific ranks 190th (24.6).
  • The Tigers are 29th in the nation with 31.1 rebounds allowed per game while the Toreros are 32nd with 31.2 rebounds allowed per game.
  • The Toreros rank 42nd in assists per game (16.2) while the Tigers rank 215th (11.3).
  • San Diego is 49th in the country with 2.8 blocks allowed per game while Pacific is 58th with 3.0 blocks allowed per game.

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Toreros have scored an average of 77.4 points per game (1.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 60.0 points per game (8.2 below their season average).
  • The Tigers have been outscored by an average of 1.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Pacific has defeated opponents by an average of 2.3 points.