Portland Pilots vs San Francisco Dons Prediction, 1/7/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Pilots vs San Francisco Dons
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021
Location: War Memorial at the Sobrato Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (+18.5)
War Memorial at the Sobrato Center is the venue where and the San Francisco Dons (7-5) will play the Portland Pilots (6-3) on Thursday. Portland opens this game as 18.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 144.
Portland steps onto the court with a record of 6-3 so far this year. They are averaging 73.4 pts per contest (160th in D-1) while going 41.6% from the field. The Pilots are shooting 30.0% on 3-point shots (51 of 170) and 77.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Portland is snagging 34.3 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 98 dimes for the season, which ranks 230th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 15.0 times per game and as a team they are committing 16.9 personal fouls every game. When they are on the defensive end, the Pilots are forcing 16.4 turnovers per game and they draw 22.1 fouls. They are giving up 34.3% on shots from distance and they are ranked 285th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (75.8). The Pilots defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.2% (252 of 570) and they surrender 38.2 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 318th in college basketball in allowing assists with 155 surrendered so far this year.
The Portland Pilots faced off with the Seattle Redhawks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 84-68 in their last game. Portland walked away from the contest with a 34.4% field goal percentage (22 of 64) and made 7 of their 22 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Pilots converted 17 of their 23 attempts for a rate of 73.9%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 31 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 9 dimes for this contest in addition to getting 8 steals and 5 blocks. In regard to defense, Portland allowed their opponent to shoot 34.4% from the field on 22 of 64 shooting. Seattle totaled 22 dimes and had 3 steals in the game. In addition, the Redhawks grabbed 44 boards (10 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Seattle finished shooting 62.5% from the charity stripe by burying 10 of their 16 attempts. They converted 8 of their 23 tries from distance.
Ahmed Ali is someone who was a major factor in this game. He left the arena with 19 points on 5 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 32 mins and grabbed 3 boards. Ali finished the game shooting 41.7% from the field and totaled 4 assists. Another guy that was a contributor in the game for the Pilots was Latrell Jones. He pulled down 4 boards and accounted for 2 dimes. He finished the game at 41.7% from the floor for this contest by shooting 5-of-12 (17 points). When this game wrapped up, Jones was on the hardwood for 29 min.
San Francisco has a win-loss mark of 7-5 for the campaign. San Francisco has 893 points this season (74.4 per contest) and they pull down 35.6 rebounds per contest. The Dons commit 20.6 fouls per contest and they shoot 71.5% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the ball, the Dons are hitting on 43.5% from the floor, which is ranked 215th in the country. They are earning an assist 13.2 times per contest (197th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 12.6 times per contest. The Dons on the defensive side of the court are 159th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 69.0. The San Francisco defense gives up 27.3% from downtown (50 of 183) and their opponents are converting on 72.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 9.8 dimes and 36.3 total rebounds per game, which is 23rd and 216th in college hoops. They are forcing 13.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.6% from the floor (176th in the country).
When they last stepped on the court, the San Francisco Dons walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 85-62 when they played the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The Dons pulled down 18 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 23 in this matchup. They stuffed 2 attempts while recording 6 steals for the contest. The Bulldogs had 13 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Dons to the free throw line for 16 tries. They were able to convert 12 of those for a percentage of 75.0%. In terms of shooting from beyond the arc, San Francisco converted 8 out of their 23 attempts (34.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Dons shot 21 out of 54 from the floor which had them sitting at 38.9%. The Dons permitted the Bulldogs to knock down 30 out of 57 attempts from the field which had them shooting 52.6% for the game. They finished shooting 33.3% from behind the 3-point line via 5 out of 15 and ended up shooting 20 of 26 from the free throw line (76.9%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, San Francisco allowed Gonzaga to grab 40 in all (10 offensive).
Jamaree Bouyea ended up having an impact for the Dons for the contest. He buried 8 out of 14 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 57.1%, which had him sitting at 18 points. Bouyea pulled down 2 boards in his 34 minutes played and earned 2 dimes in this game. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for San Francisco was Dzmitry Ryuny. He ended up with 11 points in his 28 minutes on the hardwood by going 3 out of 8 from the floor for the matchup. Ryuny ended up shooting 37.5% from the floor while collecting 2 assists and 3 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Francisco (-18.5) and under 144 points
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