The San Francisco Dons (12-6, 1-2 WCC) and their great offense travel to Pacific to play the Tigers (14-4, 2-0 WCC) and their tremendous defense. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.
San Francisco Dons at Pacific Tigers ATS Odds
Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Tigers beat the Saint Mary’s Gaels 107-99, while the Dons easily got past the Santa Clara Broncos 80-61.
The Dons had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 41.4 (above their season average of 31.4) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.600 (above their season average of 0.527). Meanwhile, Pacific played a nearly flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.8 (below their season average of 35.4) and a free throw rate of 0.493 (above their season average of 0.218). For those same stats, Saint Mary’s was 20.8 and 0.333, respectively. Jahlil Tripp fueled Pacific with 39 points and 11 rebounds. Meanwhile, San Francisco rallied around Charles Minlend, who put up 25 points and seven rebounds.
The Dons won the only contest between these two teams last year, 53-52. The Dons’ 21.4 turnover percentage was their largest advantage over the Tigers, who had a rate of 24.4. This is the first time these teams will clash this year.
The battle on the backboards could prove decisive, pitting strength against strength. The Tigers rank 28th in offensive rebounding percentage (35.1 percent), while San Francisco ranks 34th in defensive rebounding percentage (76.5 percent). Furthermore, the Dons rank 33rd in offensive efficiency (111.1), while the Tigers rank 54th in defensive efficiency (91.2).
San Francisco Dons at Pacific Tigers Betting Pick
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – San Francisco, ATS Winner – San Francisco, O/U – Under
- San Francisco ranks 18th in three pointers attempted per game (28.3) while Pacific ranks 263rd (16.4).
- The Tigers are 14th in the NCAA with 9.3 assists allowed per game while the Dons are 23rd with 9.6 assists allowed per game.
- The Tigers rank ninth in blocks allowed per game (2.1) while the Dons rank 87th (3.3).
- Pacific leads the NCAA with 27.4 rebounds allowed per game while San Francisco is 57th with 32.6 rebounds allowed per game.
- The Tigers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 3.4, down from 9.1 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Dons have scored an average of 71.0 points per game (8.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.8 points per game (0.6 above their season average).