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Portland vs San Diego Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 2nd Betting Odds
Pilots vs Toreros Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Portland Pilots at San Diego Toreros
- Where: San Diego at Jenny Craig Pavilion
- Date: Thursday, February 2nd
- Betting Odds: Portland +2, PORT +112 | SD -136 O/U 161.5
Through 24 games, the Portland Pilots have an overall record of 11-13. On the road, the Pilots will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 2-8. So far, the Pilots have been the underdog 11 times, going 2-9 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2 underdogs on the spread.
Portland’s leading scorer this season is Tyler Robertson, who is averaging 14.0 points per contest. So far, Robertson has accounted for 17.55% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.96 rebounds per game and 5.52 assists. Moses Wood is the second leading scorer for the Pilots, averaging 15.0 points per game. Between him and Wood, they are accounting for 33.9% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Portland is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.9 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 24 games, they have only hit 34.5% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 38.03% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
San Diego heads into this matchup having played 23 games and have an overall record sitting at 10-13. Currently, the Toreros have been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 7-7. The Toreros’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2 points in their favor. For the season, San Diego has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 5-6.
San Diego’s leading scorer this season is Marcellus Earlington, who is averaging 16.65 points per contest. So far, Earlington has accounted for 21.21% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.83 rebounds per game and 1.65 assists. Eric Williams Jr. is the second leading scorer for the Toreros, averaging 15.1 points per game. Between him and Jr., they are accounting for 38.8% 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 they 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 -2
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the San Diego Toreros to pick up the win and cover the spread as -2 point betting favorites. Although San Diego as a team is just 303rd in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Pilots’ defense. At -2 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Toreros to come out on top and cover.