The Tigers and Dons are set to face off at 10:00 ET on ESPN+. The Dons will host the game at War Memorial Gymnasium in San Francisco, CA. The odds for this West Coast conference game currently have San Francisco as the -23 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 144.5 points.
PACIFIC TIGERS VS SAN FRANCISCO DONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Pacific Tigers +23
This game will be played at War Memorial Gymnasium at 10:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.
WHY BET THE PACIFIC TIGERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Dons.
- Even though we have San Francisco winning straight-up, we like Pacific at +23.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.
Do the Tigers Stand a Chance in San Francisco?
After losing their last game to Portland by a score of 65-60, the Pacific Tigers have a record of 6-17. They have lost 14 games in a row and have not won a game on the road since their first road game of the season.
As the underdog, Pacific has a record of 1-15 compared to 3-2 when they are favored. They have been the underdog in 16 of their 23 games this season.
As the underdog, Pacific has gone 4-12 vs. the spread this season and just 1-4 in their last 5 games as the underdog. On the road, the Tigers are 2-8 vs. the spread this year and have gone just 2-8 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for Pacific games sits at 8-13, which includes an average of 142.8 points per game. Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is similar to the average OU line in their games (145) and there have been 11 games with a higher OU line than today’s. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average of 127 points per game.
Coming off their recent game, the Pacific offense tallied 60 points in a matchup against Portland. Their field goal percentage for the game was 37.1%, and they made 6 threes. Judson Martindale led the scoring for the Tigers, contributing 19 points. Additionally, Makai Richards chipped in with 17 points.
At present, the Tigers’ defense is nationally ranked 262nd, allowing 76.6 points per game. Pacific’s three-point defense is currently 155th in the country at 7.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 44.1% of their shots vs. Pacific.
Can San Francisco Grab a Win at Home?
San Francisco is 12-2 at home this season, and they have gone 9-1 in their last ten games at home. They are also 16-1 as the favorite this season.
Last time out, the Dons beat San Diego by a score of 95-79. So far this season, they have an overall record of 17-6 and a conference record of 6-2.
As the favorite this season, San Francisco has gone 11-6 ATS. However, their ATS record as the favorite has been just 2-3 over their last 5 games and 0-3 over their last 3 games. At home, the Dons are 9-5 vs. the spread this season and 6-4 over their last 10 games as the favorite.
San Francisco’s over/under record for the season sits at 11-11 and the average over/under line in their games is 141.2. So far, 14 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line of 144.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 154 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2.
Coming off a good offensive performance, San Francisco’s offense scored 95 points against San Diego. Their field goal percentage for the game was 59.3%, and they went 14/21 from the free-throw line. Jonathan Mogbo led the team in scoring, putting up 21 points. Additionally, Marcus Williams contributed 19 points for the Dons.
In the current season, the San Francisco defense has excelled, sitting 25th in the nation by allowing 64.5 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, San Francisco’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.6% this season.