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Pacific vs San Francisco Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 19th Betting Odds
Tigers vs Dons Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Pacific Tigers at San Francisco Dons
- Where: San Francisco at War Memorial Gymnasium
- Date: Thursday, January 19th
- Betting Odds: Pacific +10.5, PACFC +420 | SF -598 O/U 152.5
Pacific heads into this matchup having played 20 games and have an overall record sitting at 10-10. On the road, the Tigers will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 6-2. So far, the Tigers have been the underdog 10 times, going 6-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +10.5 underdogs on the spread.
Pacific’s leading scorer this season is Tyler Beard, who is averaging 10.1 points per contest. So far, Beard has accounted for 13.42% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.5 rebounds per game and 2.95 assists. Luke Avdalovic is the second leading scorer for the Tigers, averaging 10.05 points per game. Between him and Avdalovic, they are accounting for 26.8% of the team’s scoring.
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 they 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.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Pacific, the San Francisco Dons will be taking the floor for the 22nd time this season and have an overall record of 12-9. So far this season, San Francisco has played 14 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-6. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Dons as the -10.5 point favorites. The Dons have been favored 9 times, going 6-3 straight up.
San Francisco’s leading scorer this season is Khalil Shabazz, who is averaging 15.19 points per contest. So far, Shabazz has accounted for 20.4% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.76 rebounds per game and 3.24 assists. Tyrell Roberts is the second leading scorer for the Dons, averaging 15.0 points per game. Between him and Roberts, they are accounting for 40.5% of the team’s scoring.
San Francisco comes into today’s matchup vs Pacific, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 77.1 points per game. Through 21 games, they have hit 45.7% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Dons have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 339th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Pacific Tigers +10.5
After anlayzing this matchup, we like the fact that San Francisco comes into this game looking to get out and run, as they are one of the faster paced teams in college basketball. This should present a significant mismatch against a Pacific Tigers unit that is much more comfortable slowing the game down. Even with a large spread sitting at -10.5, look for an increased number of possessions to help the Dons’ cause as they cruise to an easy win. Our recommendation is to jump on San Francisco to not only come out on top but cover the spread over Pacific.