Pacific Tigers face San Diego Toreros: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Pacific Tigers San Diego Toreros
11-9 February 01, 2014, 04:00 | Jenny Craig Pavilion 13-10



Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Jenny Craig Pavilion Saturday as host San Diego looks to handle the Pacific Tigers in NCAA hoops action.

The Toreros are 13-10 so far on the season, and 12-7 ATS vs. the number. The Tigers, meanwhile, are 11-9 and 12-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Diego go 9-9 and the Tigers go 13-5 on the totals.

View Pacific Tigers vs San Diego Toreros Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with San Diego in this one found them as -3-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 200-rated Pacific taking on the No. 226-rated Toreros in this contest.

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Pacific lost its last outing, an 88-78 result against BYU on January 30. They covered in that game as a 12.5-point underdog. Tony Gill scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 88-78 to BYU at Marriott Center on Thursday).

San Diego was a 61-43 winner in their most recent outing at home against St. Mary's. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Toreros grabbed a 61-43 win over the Gaels on Thursday, behind a 17-point effort from Johnny Dee at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features San Diego's No. 210-ranked scoring average of 67.57 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 228 and allowing 75.85 PPG. The Toreros FG% has averaged 44.99% to date this season, more than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (44.77% per game).

A few Tigers at Toreros trends to consider:
Pacific is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Pacific is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pacific's last 7 games
Pacific is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
San Diego is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games
San Diego is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home


Next up:
Pacific at Pepperdine, Thursday, February 6th
San Diego at San Francisco, Thursday, February 6th