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San Diego Toreros battle vs Portland Pilots highlights college basketball odds menu

Portland PilotsSan Diego Toreros
15-11February 20, 2014, 09:00 | Jenny Craig Pavilion14-14

A key college battle sees the visiting Portland Pilots travelling to San Diego Thursday to take on the Toreros.

San Diego will face the 15-11 Pilots, who own a 17-8-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Toreros are 12-11 on the OU so far this season while the Pilots are 11-15.

View Portland Pilots vs San Diego Toreros Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Toreros in this one found them listed as -1-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Pilots was expected to move the line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 151-ranked Toreros and the No. 93-rated Pilots in this matchup.

Portland was a 74-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Pepperdine. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Ryan Nicholas scored 21 points leading the Pilots to a 74-62 victory over Pepperdine at Earle A. Chiles Center on Saturday.

In their last action, San Diego was a 70-55 winner on the road against Pacific. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Johnny Dee scored 19 points leading the Toreros to a 70-55 victory over Pacific at Spanos Center on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Pilots is ranked No. 101 in NCAA hoops at 36.08 per game. Contrast that with San Diego’s No. 194 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, San Diego is the No. 128-ranked team in the country at 6.11 per game, while Portland rates No. 124 at 6.15 per game.

Next up:
Portland at BYU, Saturday, February 22nd
San Diego at Gonzaga, Sunday, February 23rd