San Diego at Portland College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/4/2018
Thursday, January 4, 2018
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The San Diego Toreros travel to Chiles Center to play the Portland Pilots on Thursday, January 4, 2018. The opening line for this game has San Diego as 7 point favorites.
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San Diego heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-3. They currently have a point differential of 10.3 as they are averaging 71.9 points per contest while giving up 61.6 per game. Portland has an overall record of 6-9. They are averaging 73.6 points per game and surrendering 75.0, good for a point differential of -1.4.
Valuable San Diego Toreros Betting Trends
The San Diego Toreros are 5-4 against the spread this season
The San Diego Toreros are 4-5 against the over/under this year
Important Portland Pilots Betting Trends
The Portland Pilots are 4-6 against the spread this season
The Portland Pilots are 6-4 against the over/under this year
Key San Diego Toreros Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Portland Pilots Injuries
No key injuries to report
Isaiah Wright averages 13.8 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Isaiah Pineiro averages 14.9 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Franklin Porter averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Josh McSwiggan averages 13.4 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Toreros allow 61.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 24% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 187th, and they give up 8.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 172nd in college basketball. San Diego averages 71.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 245th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 193rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 167th in D-1. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 206th and 142nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 186th with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pilots surrender 75.0 points per contest, which ranks them 243rd in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 124th and 216th in those defensive statistics. They rank 296th with 15.5 assists allowed per contest, and 317th with 39.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pilots are 38th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per game this season. Portland is 207th in Division 1 with 73.6 points per game this year. They are 154th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.4. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the nation. They are 294th in college basketball in rebounding with 33.3 boards per game and 156th in assists per contest with 14.3. The Pilots are 317th in turnovers per game with 11.5.
The Toreros are 10th in the country in defensive rating with 89, and their offensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 196th. They are 281st in college basketball in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 129th. As a unit they are 113th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in D-1. San Diego is 115th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 41%, which is 2nd in the country.
Portland is 291st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 173rd in Division 1. The Pilots are 273rd in the nation in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 199th. They are 179th in D-1 in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 92nd. As a unit they are 142nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 85th in the country.
Who will win tonight's San Diego/Portland college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland +7
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