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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Dons underdogs vs Pilots at Portland

San Francisco DonsPortland Pilots
7-5December 28, 2013, 10:00 | Earle A. Chiles Center8-4

Earle A. Chiles Center will host Portland Pilots vs. San Francisco Dons action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

Portland will face the 7-5 Dons, who own a 3-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Pilots are 7-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Dons are 5-3 favoring the OVER.

View San Francisco Dons vs Portland Pilots Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Portland Pilots as -9.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

This game puts the Pilots, most recently No. 43 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Dons, who rate No. 166 in the latest survey.

San Francisco won its last outing, a 77-69 result against American on December 22. Avry Holmes scored 15 points leading the Dons to a 77-69 victory over American at War Memorial Gymnasium on Sunday.

In their last action, Portland was a 93-79 winner at home against Princeton. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. T.J. Bray went off for 25 points and added 1 rebound but it wasn't enough as Portland handed Princeton a 93-79 defeat at South Point Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Portland's No. 37-ranked offense, averaging 80.75 PPG, against a Dons defense that ranks No. 225 at 76.67 PPG. The Pilots field goal percentage has averaged 46.52% so far, less than the Dons marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.37% per game.

A few Dons at Pilots trends to consider:
San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
San Francisco is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
San Francisco is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
San Francisco is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Portland
Portland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games
Portland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
San Francisco at Gonzaga, Monday, December 30th
Portland at Santa Clara, Monday, December 30th