San Diego Toreros at Portland Pilots Free Prediction 01/18/20

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The San Diego Toreros (7-13, 0-5 WCC) travel to Earle A. Chiles Center to take on the Portland Pilots (9-10, 1-3 WCC). The Toreros will attempt to snap their five-game losing streak. The game is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

San Diego Toreros vs. Portland Pilots ATS Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last matchup. The Pilots lost to the Pacific Tigers, 65-55, while the Toreros were blown out by the BYU Cougars, 93-70.

San Diego held BYU to an offensive rebounding percentage of 19.4 (below the 26.0 mark opponents have averaged against San Diego this season) while Portland held Pacific to an offensive rebounding percentage of 18.8 (below their season average of 34.9). Malcolm Porter played a pivotal role for Portland with 17 points and five rebounds. Meanwhile, San Diego was led by Braun Hartfield, who put up 21 points and five rebounds.

The Toreros dominated this series last year, winning all three contests. In the most recent matchup, San Diego won 67-47. The Toreros’ 22.6 offensive rebounding percentage was their largest advantage over the Pilots, who had a mark of 11.8. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Second-chance opportunities could be few and far between for Portland in this battle. The Pilots currently rank 321st in offensive rebounding percentage (22.7 percent), while San Diego ranks 94th in defensive rebounding percentage (74.3 percent). Moreover, the Toreros, who rank 274th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.194), will go head-to-head against the Pilots, who rank 37th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.163).

San Diego Toreros vs. Portland Pilots Odds Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • San Diego ranks 140th in assists per game (13.1) while Portland ranks 218th in assists allowed per game (14.9).
  • The Toreros rank 211th in rebounds per game (34.0) while the Pilots rank 237th (32.9).
  • The Toreros rank 160th in three pointers attempted per game (21.4) while the Pilots rank 234th (18.3).
  • Portland is 26th in the country with 2.5 blocks allowed per game while San Diego is 60th with 3.0 blocks allowed per game.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Toreros’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 19.4, up from 4.5 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Pilots have scored an average of 63.8 points per game (4.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 74.4 points per game (6.3 above their season average).