Looking to win big? The Dons and Tigers face off at 10:00 ET on WCC. The Tigers are hosting the game at Alex G. Spanos Center in Stockton, CA. The Dons come into this West Coast conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 136 points.
SAN FRANCISCO DONS VS PACIFIC TIGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Pacific Tigers +19.5
This game will be played at Alex G. Spanos Center at 10:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.
WHY BET THE PACIFIC TIGERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Tigers.
- Not only will Pacific pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +19.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 136 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.
Will the Dons Defense Show Up in Stockton?
As they approach their 16th game of the season, San Francisco currently holds a record of 11-4. In their last ten road games, including those from last year, San Francisco has gone 3-7. As of now, San Francisco holds a 10-4 ATS record leading into their game against Pacific. In their previous five games, the team has gone 4-1 vs. the spread.
In 15 games, San Francisco comes in with an over/under mark of 5-9-0, with their games averaging 132.9 points per game. The Dons have an over/under record of 3-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 136 points per game.
In their latest game, San Francisco offense put up 92 points against Mississippi Valley State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 60.7% and made 11 threes. For the season, the San Francisco offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 361st in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 49%.
In the current season, the San Francisco defense has excelled, sitting 8th in the nation by allowing 59.3 points per game. Against Mississippi Valley State in their most recent game, the San Francisco defense gave up a total of 42 points while allowing Mississippi Valley State to hit 60% of their shots.
Taking a Look at the Tigers Chances at Home
Pacific comes into today’s game against San Francisco with a 6-9 record for the season. When playing on the road, the Tigers have a record of 1-5, and at home, they have a record of 3-4. As Pacific enters today’s game, their against-the-spread (ATS) record stands at 2-11. Over their last ten games, Pacific has gone 1-2 vs. the spread.
Up to this point, games involving Pacific have had an average of 140 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 144.6 points. Their over/under record is 3-10-0. In their most recent three games, the Tigers’ over/under record is 0-1, with their games averaging 127 points per game.
In their most recent game, the Pacific offense put up just 56 points vs. the Cal State Fullerton Titans. Overall, they are now averaging 64.9 points per game which is 437th in the country. Coming into the game, the Tigers offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 31%. On average, they get up 22.1 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 11.6 made free-throws.
At present, the Tigers’ defense is nationally ranked 198th, allowing 73.8 points per game. Pacific will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Cal State Fullerton to just 37% shooting in their most recent game.