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Portland Pilots vs Ohio Bobcats Preview

Ohio BobcatsPortland Pilots
Dec 10, 10:00 PM | Chiles Center

Ohio Bobcats vs Portland Pilots Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Chiles Center Saturday as host Portland looks to handle the Ohio Bobcats in NCAAB action.

The Bobcats will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Pilots are 3-5 ATS. Ohio is 1-3 on the totals; Portland is 5-3.

View Ohio vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Pilots as 4.5-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 104-rated Ohio taking on the No. 242-rated Pilots in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 76-59 win for the Bobcats on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Portland's No. 204-ranked offense, averaging 67 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 151 at 65.6 PPG. The Pilots field goal percentage has averaged 41.6% so far, less than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.2% per game.

Defensively, Ohio features the nation's No. 157-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.7 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 185 nationally in scoring at home.

Ohio was an 84-82 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Oakland. Ohio earned an 84-82 victory over Oakland on Wednesday, getting 18 points from D.J. Cooper at Athletics Center.

In their last action, Portland was a 92-70 loser on the road against Boise State. They failed to cover the 14.5–point spread as underdogs. Portland was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Boise State and falling by a 92-70 score at Taco Bell Arena.

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 3-0
After a win are 6-4

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Montana are 1-2
After playing Boise State are 5-1
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bobcats at Pilots trends to consider:
Portland is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
Portland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Ohio home to Marietta, Wednesday, December 14
Portland home to Montana, Saturday, December 17