Betting on today’s Pilots and Dons game? Catch the action at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV, as the Dons hosts this showdown at 12:30 ET on ESPN2. The over/under for this game is set at 142.5 points, and San Francisco is favored by -16 vs. Portland in a West Coast conference matchup.


The Pick: Portland Pilots +16

This game will be played at Orleans Arena at 12:30 ET on Sunday, March 10th.


  • 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 Portland at +16.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Will the Pilots Find a Way to Win in Las Vegas?

Portland enters this game as a sixteen-point underdog, and they have gone 4-18 in games where they were the underdog this season. They are 12-21 overall and 5-12 in West Coast Conference games. After their most recent win, a 78-70 victory over Loyola Marymount, the Pilots have won two games in a row.

On the road, Portland is just 2-13 this season, and they have lost their last three games away from home. Over their last ten road games, they are 1-9, and their average scoring margin on the road is -17.3 points per game.

As the underdog, Portland is 9-13 vs. the spread this season. On the road, their ATS mark is just 4-11. However, the Pilots have gone 2-1 vs. the spread as the underdog in their last three games and 4-1 in their last five as the underdog. In their last 10 games as the underdog, Portland is 6-4 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Portland’s games this year (150.7). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 133 points.

In their recent matchup, the Portland offense ended with 78 points against Loyola Marymount. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 48.1% and made 14 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Tyler Robertson who comes into today’s matchup averaging 16.9. Vukasin Masic also heads into the game with a PPG average of 12.5.

Facing San Francisco, Portland aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 79.7 points allowed per game (319th). In their most recent game, the Portland defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Loyola Marymount knocked down 14 three-pointers on their way to 70 points.

Can The Dons Secure a Home Victory?

San Francisco will look to bounce back from a loss to Santa Clara, as they are favored by 16 points against Portland. The Dons have an overall record of 23-9, including an 11-5 mark in West Coast Conference action.

At home this season, San Francisco has been dominant, going 15-3 with an average scoring margin of +14.4 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, the Dons are 8-2.

As the favorite this season, San Francisco has gone 13-10 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Dons have gone just 3-7 ATS. At home, their ATS record this year is 10-8.

San Francisco’s over/under record this season is 15-14-1 and today’s over/under line of 142.5 is right in line with the average over/under line in their games this year (142.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-2-1. So far, 18 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.

Compared to their season average of 77.9 points per game, San Francisco struggled in their previous game. Against Santa Clara, the Dons scored 62 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 34.8%. For the season, the San Francisco offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 49%. So far, they have hit 58% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 8.5 made three’s per contest.

San Francisco’s defense has been playing well, ranking 36th nationally, with 66.2 points allowed per game. San Francisco’s three-point defense is currently 82nd in the country at 6.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.8% of their shots vs. San Francisco.