Betting on today’s Toreros and Pilots game? Catch the action at Chiles Center in Portland, OR, as the Pilots hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on WCC. This West Coast conference matchup has an over/under of 158.5 points, and the Pilots are favored to win at home vs. the Toreros.
SAN DIEGO TOREROS VS PORTLAND PILOTS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Portland Pilots -3.5
This game will be played at Chiles Center at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, January 23rd.
WHY BET THE PORTLAND PILOTS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Pilots.
- Not only will Portland pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 158.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.
Can the San Diego Offense Score Enough on the Road?
San Diego has had a tough time on the road this season, going 0-4 and getting outscored by an average of 21 points per game. They have also lost four straight games away from home.
Overall, the Toreros have dropped seven straight games, and they are still looking for their first win in West Coast Conference play (0-6). They are 10-10 on the season, including a 10-4 mark in non-conference action.
San Diego has struggled against the spread this season, going 6-13 overall. They have an ATS record of 0-4 on the road and are just 2-8 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Toreros are 5-8 vs. the spread this year and have gone 3-7 in their last 10 games as the underdog.
San Diego’s over/under record for the season is 12-7 and today’s line of 158.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (148.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 157 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 3-0. So far, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line.
In their recent matchup, the San Diego offense ended with 63 points against Gonzaga. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 34.8% and made 6 threes. Leading San Diego in scoring vs. Gonzaga was Wayne McKinney II with his 17 points. PJ Hayes also added 9 points for the Toreros.
Coming into the game, San Diego will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 76.5 points per game (252nd). The San Diego defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 105 points and allowed Gonzaga to connect on 6 threes.
Will the Pilots Live Up to Expectations at Home?
Portland will look to snap a four-game losing streak when they host San Diego. The Pilots have gone just 1-4 in West Coast Conference play compared to 6-8 in non-conference games. Overall, Portland is 7-12 this season.
At home, the Pilots are 4-4 this season, including a 6-4 mark over their last 10 games. For the season, they are 4-2 when favored, and they are favored by 3.5 points today. On the road, Portland is just 1-9 this season.
Against the spread, Portland has a record of 7-11 this season. At home, they are 5-3 vs. the spread and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 6-4 vs. the spread.
Portland’s over/under record this season sits at 8-10 and today’s line of 158.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (149.6). So far, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 166 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 5-5.
Portland is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 86 points versus Santa Clara. This output is higher than their season-average of 73.5 points per game. The top scorer for the Pilots was Tyler Robertson with 34 points, while Yuto Yamanouchi-Williams also added 17 to the scoreboard.
As they prepare for the upcoming game, Portland is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 80.2 points per game (302nd). In their previous game vs. Santa Clara, the Broncos finished with a field goal percentage of 55% and a total of 101 points vs. Portland.