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Pacific vs San Diego Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 5th Betting Odds

Tigers vs Toreros Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Pacific Tigers at San Diego Toreros
  • Where: San Diego at Jenny Craig Pavilion
  • Date: Thursday, January 5th
  • Betting Odds: Pacific +7, PACFC +245 | SD -315 O/U 151.5

Tigers Preview:

The Pacific Tigers head into today’s game in what will be their 18th game of the season, posting a record of 8-9. On the road, the Tigers will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 4-2. So far, the Tigers have been the underdog 7 times, going 4-3 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7 underdogs on the spread.

Pacific will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Luke Avdalovic who is averaging 10.35 points per game for the Tigers. Avdalovic is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tigers’ offensive gameplan is the play of Jordan Ivy-Curry who has hit 38.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.06 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Pacific this season, as they are currently ranked 366th in college basketball at 65.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Tigers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.7%, placing them 380th in the NCAA.

Toreros Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Pacific, the San Diego Toreros will be taking the floor for the 17th time this season and have an overall record of 8-8. Currently, the Toreros have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 6-4. The Toreros’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7 points in their favor. For the season, San Diego has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 4-5.

San Diego’s leading scorer this season is Marcellus Earlington who is averaging 14.25 points per contest. So far, Earlington has accounted for 18.25% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.0 rebounds per game and 1.5 assists. Eric Williams Jr. is the second leading scorer for the Toreros, averaging 15.21 points per game. Between him and Jr., they are accounting for 35.3% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for San Diego this season, as they are currently ranked 367th in college basketball at 65.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Toreros’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.5%, placing them 287th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: San Diego Toreros -7

In this matchup between the San Diego Toreros and Pacific Tigers, the oddsmakers have San Diego as the -7 point favories on the spread. According to our college basketball betting model, we anticipate the Toreros to cover the spread as the home favorites. We are looking for the Toreros’ offensive attack to put together a strong outside shooting performance. For the season, San Diego is averaging 5.48 made 3’s per game on a shooting percentage of 33.5%. A good outing from downtown will make a huge difference in the game as Pacific has struggled with their outside shot this season. This scenario has us feeling confident in taking San Diego laying the points.

 


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