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Pacific Tigers home to Portland Pilots in NCAA Basketball betting action

Portland PilotsPacific Tigers
15-14March 01, 2014, 06:00 | Spanos Center14-14

The Pacific Tigers will be trying to slam the Portland Pilots on Saturday when the teams tip off at Spanos Center in college betting action.

The Pilots will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 19-9-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Tigers are 16-11 ATS. Portland is 12-17 on the totals; Pacific is 17-9.

View Portland Pilots vs Pacific Tigers Odds and Stats.

The Pilots were listed as 3-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Tigers sit at No. 187 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pilots sit at No. 144 on the same chart.

Portland lost its last outing, a 70-61 result against St. Mary's on February 27. They covered in that game as a 11-point underdog. Portland got 22 points and 17 rebounds from Thomas van der Mars in a losing cause in their 70-61 loss to St. Mary's on Thursday.

Pacific lost its last outing, a 70-53 result against Gonzaga on February 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog. T.J. Wallace scored 9 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 70-53 to Gonzaga at Spanos Center on Thursday).

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pacific has the nation's No. 102-rated offensive output, at 73 PPG. The visiting Pilots defense ranks No. 192 allowing on average 72.34 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 44.05% so far, less than the Pilots marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.56% per game.

A few Pilots at Tigers trends to consider:
Portland is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Portland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland's last 7 games
Portland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Pacific is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Pacific's last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pacific's last 5 games
Pacific is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home