Pacific Tigers vs. Portland Pilots ATS Prediction 01/16/20

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The Pacific Tigers (14-5, 2-1 WCC) will be at the Earle A. Chiles Center to go head-to-head against the Portland Pilots (9-9, 1-2 WCC) in a WCC matchup. The game is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Pacific Tigers at Portland Pilots ATS Odds

Both teams lost in their last game. The Pilots were blown out by the BYU Cougars, 96-70, while the Tigers were beaten by the San Francisco Dons, 79-75.

Pacific had a turnover percentage of 11.4 (better than their season average of 16.9) while Portland did a great job of converting from the charity stripe (12-15; 80.0 percent). Portland was lifted by Theo Akwuba, who contributed 10 points and 10 rebounds. Meanwhile, Jahlil Tripp was a key piece for Pacific with 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

The Tigers dominated this series last year, taking both contests. In the last contest, Pacific won 74-70. Pacific won the rebounding battle. The Tigers had 11 offensive rebounds and 42 total rebounds, while the Pilots had five and 26, respectively. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Second-chance points could be rare for Portland in this meeting. The Pilots rank 315th in offensive rebounding percentage (22.9 percent), while Pacific ranks fourth in defensive rebounding percentage (79.6 percent).

Pacific Tigers at Portland Pilots ATS Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Pacific, ATS Winner – Portland, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Pacific ranks first in rebounds allowed per game (27.6) while Portland ranks 205th (37.2).
  • The Pilots rank 224th in three pointers attempted per game (19.1) while the Tigers rank 275th (16.4).
  • Pacific allows the seventh-fewest blocks per game (2.1) while Portland ranks 18th (2.4).
  • The Tigers rank 13th in assists allowed per game (9.3) while the Pilots rank 208th (14.8).
  • Pacific ranks 48th in steals allowed per game (5.6) while Portland ranks 113th (6.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Tigers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 1.0, down from 8.4 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Pilots have scored an average of 66.6 points per game (2.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 78.4 points per game (10.1 above their season average).