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NCAA hoops odds preview - Portland vs. San Diego

Portland PilotsSan Diego Toreros
Feb 16, 8:30 PM | Jenny Craig Pavilion

Portland Pilots vs San Diego Toreros Odds

6-19TEAM RECORD10-15

The visiting Pilots hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Jenny Craig Pavilion against the San Diego Toreros.

San Diego battles the Pilots, currently sitting with a 6-19 mark (10-14 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 11-11 for the Toreros and 12-12 for the Pilots.

View Portland vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pilots are listed as 6-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Toreros, most recently No. 294 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Pilots, who rate No. 316 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 66-59 victory for the Toreros.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Diego's No. 193-ranked offense, averaging 67.1 PPG, against a Pilots defense that ranks No. 334 at 76.2 PPG. The Toreros field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, more than the Pilots marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.

Defensively, Portland features the nation's No. 337-rated defense on the road, allowing 81.8 points per game. San Diego, meanwhile, comes in at No. 231 nationally in scoring at home.

Portland lost its last outing, a 76-62 result against Loyola Marymount on February 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. The Pilots got 13 points from Ryan Nicholas, but it was Loyola Marymount that prevailed in a 76-62 final on Thursday at Chiles Center.

San Diego lost its last outing, an 81-70 result against San Francisco on February 11. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. Johnny Dee scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Toreros to a win (they lost 81-70 to San Francisco at Jenny Craig Pavilion on Saturday).

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Pepperdine are 7-3
After playing Loyola Marymount are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

San Diego Toreros Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing CS Bakersfield are 2-2
After playing San Francisco are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Pilots at Toreros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Portland's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games when playing on the road against San Diego
Portland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against San Diego
Portland is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing Portland
San Diego is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 7 games when playing at home against Portland

Next up:
Portland at Pepperdine, Saturday, February 18
San Diego at CS Bakersfield, Saturday, February 18

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