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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Toreros over Pilots

Portland PilotsSan Diego Toreros
Jan 3, 11:00 PM | Jenny Craig Pavilion

Portland Pilots vs San Diego Toreros Odds

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The Portland Pilots will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Toreros in San Diego at Jenny Craig Pavilion on Thursday in college basketball action.

The Pilots will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 4-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Toreros are 5-6 ATS. Portland is 1-4 on the totals; San Diego is 2-2.

View Portland vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Toreros were listed as 4-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 220-rated Toreros and the No. 219-ranked Pilots, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 67-62 result in favor of the Toreros.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Pilots is ranked No. 131 in NCAA hoops at 36.5 per game. Contrast that with San Diego’s No. 266 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, San Diego is the No. 215-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while Portland rates No. 304 at 4.5 per game.

Defensively, Portland features the nation's No. 275-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.8 points per game. San Diego, meanwhile, comes in at No. 186 nationally in scoring at home.

Portland was a 56-52 loser in their most recent outing at home against Texas-Pan American. The Pilots endured a 56-52 loss at the hands of the Broncs on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Ryan Nicholas at Chiles Center.

In their last action, San Diego was a 66-63 winner at home against Morgan State. San Diego earned a 66-63 victory over Morgan State on Saturday, getting 24 points from Johnny Dee at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Pepperdine are 6-4
After playing Texas-Pan American are 0-2
After a loss are 6-4

San Diego Toreros Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing San Francisco are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Pilots at Toreros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 8 games when playing on the road against San Diego
Portland is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against San Diego
Portland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Portland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games when playing Portland
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Diego is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 8 games when playing at home against Portland

Next up:
Portland at Pepperdine, Saturday, January 5
San Diego at San Francisco, Thursday, January 10