San Francisco Dons take on Pilots in NCAA basketball test
San Francisco Dons vs Portland Pilots Odds
Portland looks to cover the Pilots-Dons pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 8-12 mark when they host San Francisco in college basketball wagering action.
Portland will face the 8-11 Dons, who own a 10-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Pilots are 2-8 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Dons are 5-8-1 favoring the OVER.
The Dons were listed as 2-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pilots sit at No. 178 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Dons sit at No. 195 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Dons will win this game 66-61.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Dons is ranked No. 229 in NCAA hoops at 33.9 per game. Contrast that with Portland’s No. 131 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Portland is the No. 328-ranked team in the country at 4.2 per game, while San Francisco rates No. 82 at 7.1 per game.
Defensively, San Francisco features the nation's No. 56-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.3 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 309 nationally in scoring at home.
San Francisco won its last outing, a 62-53 result against Loyola Marymount on January 19. They covered in that game as a 7-point favorite. San Francisco earned a 62-53 victory over Loyola Marymount on Saturday, getting 18 points from Cole Dickerson at War Memorial Gymnasium.
Portland was a 60-38 loser in its last match at home against St. Mary's. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs. Portland was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by St. Mary's and falling by a 60-38 score at Chiles Center.
San Francisco Dons Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Gonzaga are 4-6
After playing Loyola Marymount are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing BYU are 3-2
After playing St. Mary's are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
A few Dons at Pilots trends to consider:
San Francisco is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Portland
San Francisco is 8-3-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland
San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco
Portland is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against San Francisco
Portland is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against San Francisco
San Francisco at Gonzaga, Saturday, January 26
Portland home to BYU, Saturday, January 26