The Portland Pilots (3-5) will be at home in Earle A. Chiles Center when they challenge the Cal State Fullerton Titans (4-3). Neither team is favored and the Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 134.5 points. Tip-off is set for 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
Cal State Fullerton Titans vs. Portland Pilots Odds Preview
The Titans won big over the Cal Lutheran Kingsmen in their last matchup, 86-58. Kyle Allman Jr. was the games high scorer with 22 points on 9-for-14 shooting. Cal State Fullerton played a flawless game. They had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 45.5 (above their season average of 28.4) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.560 (above their season average of 0.444). Cal Lutheran recorded marks of 19.5 and 0.415, respectively, for those same stats.
In the Pilots last game, they were blown out by the Boise State Broncos, 77-54. Josh McSwiggan led Portland in scoring with 17 points on 5-for-10 shooting. Boise State held the Pilots to an offensive rebounding percentage of 17.1 (below their season average of 25.5). Portland, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.130 vs. 0.066).
Portland might struggle to put up points as they face off against one of the nation’s best defenses. Since last season, Cal State Fullerton ranks 61st in defensive efficiency while the Pilots rank 262nd in offensive efficiency.
These two teams are complete opposites in terms of the O/U total. Games including Cal State Fullerton have finished under 100.0 percent of the time, while Portland games have finished over 60.0 percent of the time. The Titans hold a clear advantage in terms of straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 4-3 SU and 3-2 ATS, while the Pilots are 3-5 SU and 2-3 ATS.
The Titans won the sole game against the Pilots last season, 77-72. Cal State Fullerton had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (47.9 vs. 21.6). Portland, on the other hand, did an excellent job of converting from the charity stripe (12-17; 70.6 percent).
Cal State Fullerton Titans vs. Portland Pilots Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Cal State Fullerton, ATS Winner – Cal State Fullerton, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Titans rank 117th in steals per game (6.6) while the Pilots rank 262nd (5.0).
- Cal State Fullerton averages 3.6 blocks per game, which ranks 115th in the nation. Portland ranks 165th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
- Cal State Fullerton ranks 97th in three pointers allowed per game (20.3) while Portland ranks 302nd (25.9).
- The Titans rank 85th in rebounds per game (37.6) while the Pilots rank 261st in rebounds allowed per game (37.5).
- Cal State Fullerton ranks 87th in assists allowed per game (12.1) while Portland ranks 247th (14.5).