Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Tigers versus the Pilots? Tip off is at at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on WCC. The game will be played at Chiles Center in Portland, OR. This West Coast conference matchup has an over/under of 148.5 points, and the Pilots are favored to win at home vs. the Tigers.
PACIFIC TIGERS VS PORTLAND PILOTS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Pacific Tigers +10
This game will be played at Chiles Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.
WHY BET THE PACIFIC TIGERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Pilots.
- Even though we have Portland winning straight-up, we like Pacific at +10.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.
Can Pacific Lock in a Road Win?
Heading into today’s matchup, Pacific is the clear underdog, coming in at +10. So far this season, the Tigers have gone 6-10 and have lost their last six games. On the road, Pacific is just 1-5 and has an average scoring margin of -22.5 points per game.
In their last game, the Tigers faced off against Cal State Fullerton and lost by a score of 67-56. Over their last 10 road games, Pacific has gone just 1-9.
As the underdog, Pacific has gone 2-6 vs. the spread this season and they are just 2-11 ATS overall. On the road, the Tigers are 2-4 ATS this year and they have gone 3-7 vs. the number in their last 10 road games. However, Pacific has gone 2-1 ATS as the underdog in their last 3 games and they are 3-7 ATS as the underdog in their last 10 games.
Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Pacific’s games this year (144.6). So far, 10 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points.
The Pacific offense is coming off a game where they scored 56 points against Cal State Fullerton. They posted a field goal percentage of 38.8% and connected on 8 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Judson Martindale, who is averaging 10.6 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Moe Odum also maintains a PPG average of 9.2 heading into game.
At this time, the Tigers’ defense is positioned 216th in the country, permitting 74.9 points per game. Against Cal State Fullerton in their most recent game, the Pacific defense gave up a total of 67 points while allowing Cal State Fullerton to hit 37% of their shots.
Is a Home Win Possible for Portland?
Portland comes into today’s game as the favorite, with a point spread of -10. So far this season, they have an overall record of 6-9 and have lost their last four games. At home, the Pilots are 3-4 and have dropped their last three games in front of their home crowd.
In their last game, Portland faced off against Temple and lost by a score of 55-54. Over their last 10 games at home, the Pilots are 6-4.
Against the spread, Portland has a record of 6-7 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 4-3. As the favorite, the Pilots have gone 3-2 vs the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Portland is 6-4.
Portland’s over/under record for the season is currently 4-9 and today’s over/under line of 148.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (151.2). So far, 6 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points.
The Portland offense is coming off a game where they scored 54 points against Temple. They posted a field goal percentage of 39.2% and connected on 10 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Juan Sebastian Gorosito with 16 points. Tyler Robertson also added 16 points for the Pilots.
Currently, the Pilots’ defense holds the 258th rank in the nation, allowing 77.8 points per game. In their most recent game, the Portland defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Temple knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 55 points.