Portland Pilots at Cal State Fullerton Titans Free Prediction 12/29/18

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The Portland Pilots (7-7) will travel to Titan Gym to square off against the Cal State Fullerton Titans (3-9). Action starts at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 29, 2018.

Portland Pilots at Cal State Fullerton Titans Betting Odds

In their last game, the Titans lost to the Arizona State Sun Devils, 102-94, while the Pilots were victorious over the Multnomah Lions, 111-103.

Portland played a nearly flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.8 and a free throw rate of 0.231. For those same stats, Multnomah was 12.2 and 0.092, respectively. Cal State Fullerton, meanwhile, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.507 vs. 0.487). Cal State Fullerton rallied around Kyle Allman Jr., who finished with 35 points and seven rebounds. Meanwhile, Josh McSwiggan had a good outing for Portland, contributing 37 points and 11 rebounds.

The Titans won the lone game between these two teams last year, 76-66. The Titans’ 25.8 offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest strength over the Pilots, who had a rate of 18.2. This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

Marcus Shaver Jr. has really been playing well as of late for Portland, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

It will be a battle of contrasting paces as the up-and-down Titans will look to push the more half-court-oriented Pilots. The Titans rank 61st in possessions per game while the Pilots are 166th.

Portland Pilots at Cal State Fullerton Titans ATS Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Cal State Fullerton, ATS Winner – Portland, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Cal State Fullerton averages 36.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 114th in the country. Portland ranks 207th in rebounds allowed per game (38.5).
  • The Pilots allow the 35th-fewest steals per game (5.3) while the Titans rank 53rd (5.8).
  • The Titans average 13.8 assists per game, which ranks 116th in the country. The Pilots rank 171st in assists allowed per game (14.6).
  • Cal State Fullerton is 16th in the country with 2.2 blocks allowed per game while Portland is 57th with 3.0 blocks allowed per game.

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Titans have scored an average of 79.6 points per game (6.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 70.4 points per game (2.4 below their season average).
  • The Pilots have outscored opponents by an average of 1.6 points in their last five games. For the season, Portland has lost by an average of 1.8 points.