Portland vs. San Diego WCC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 2, 2023

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Portland vs. San Diego WCC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 2, 2023

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The No. 8 seed Portland Pilots (13-18, 5-11 WCC) are 6.5-point favorites in the WCC Tournament over the No. 9 seed San Diego Toreros (11-19, 4-12 WCC) on Thursday at Orleans Arena. The game tips off at 9:00 PM and airs on WCC Network, with both teams hoping to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup’s point total is set at 156.5.

Portland vs. San Diego Odds

  • Portland odds to win: -265
  • San Diego odds to win: +215
  • Spread: Portland (-6.5)
  • Total: 156.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV: WCC Network
  • Where: Paradise, Nevada
  • Venue: Orleans Arena

Who Will Win Portland vs. San Diego?

Portland and San Diego Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Portland has a 3-2 record against the spread in games it was favored by 6.5 points or more this season.

San Diego has a 4-5 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 6.5 points or more.

The Pilots and the Toreros combine to average 1.8 fewer points per game than the over/under of 156.5 set for this game.

Portland and San Diego have seen its opponents average a combined 2.2 more points per game than the point total of 156.5 set in this game.

The average over/under Portland has had set in matchups this year is 0.3 fewer points than this outing’s point total.

The average over/under for Toreros games this year is 0.8 more points than the point total of 156.5 in this outing.

The Pilots have gone 13-16-0 ATS this season.

The Toreros have gone 10-18-0 ATS this year.

Portland Stats & Insights

Portland’s -35 scoring differential (outscored by 1.1 points per game) is a result of scoring 77.5 points per game (49th in college basketball) while giving up 78.6 per outing (353rd in college basketball).

Portland loses the rebound battle by 1.4 boards on average. it records 30.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 257th in college basketball, while its opponents pull down 31.9 per contest.

The Pilots connect on 9.3 three-pointers per game (24th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 10.3. They shoot 37.1% from deep while their opponents hit 38.4% from long range.

Portland ranks 83rd in college basketball with 97.7 points scored per 100 possessions, and 348th in college basketball defensively with 99.2 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Pilots are scoring 83.6 points per game this year in home games, which is 14.8 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (68.8).

San Diego Stats & Insights

San Diego puts up 77.2 points per game (52nd in college basketball) while giving up 80.1 per outing (357th in college basketball). It has a -86 scoring differential and has been outscored by 2.9 points per game.

San Diego comes up short in the rebound battle by an average of 1.9 boards. It grabs 30.5 rebounds per game (257th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 32.4.

San Diego knocks down 1.8 fewer threes per game than the opposition, 7.9 (120th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 9.7.

San Diego ranks 86th in college basketball averaging 97.6 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 357th, allowing 101.2 points per 100 possessions.

At home, the Toreros score 76.5 points per game. Away, they average 79.1.

Portland Key Players to Watch

The scoring and rebounding leader for the Pilots is Moses Wood, who averages 15.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.

Tyler Robertson is Portland’s best passer, dispensing 5.2 assists per game while scoring 14.9 PPG.

Wood leads the Pilots in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.6 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Robertson is Portland’s leader in steals, averaging 0.8 steals per game, while Wood leads them in blocks with 0.6 per contest.

San Diego Key Players to Watch

Marcellus Earlington sits at the top of the Toreros scoring leaderboard with 17.3 points per game. He also grabs 6.8 rebounds and averages 1.5 assists per game.

San Diego’s leader in rebounds is Eric Williams Jr. with 9.5 per game, and its leader in assists is Seikou Sisoho Jawara with 2.8 per game.

Jase Townsend is reliable from deep and leads the Toreros with 1.9 made threes per game.

San Diego’s leader in steals is Williams (1.3 per game), and its leader in blocks is Wayne McKinney III (0.4 per game).

Portland vs. San Diego Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Pick Em

  • Pick OU:

    Over (156.5)

  • Prediction:
    Portland 82, San Diego 75
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