Planning on watching today's Pilots and Tigers game? Catch the action at Alex G. Spanos Center in Stockton, CA, as the Tigers hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on WCC. In this West Coast matchup, Portland is favored by -2.5 vs. Pacific. The over/under for the game is 151.5 points.

PORTLAND PILOTS VS PACIFIC TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Pacific Tigers +2.5

This game will be played at Alex G. Spanos Center at 10:00 ET on Thursday, February 1st.

WHY BET THE PACIFIC TIGERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Not only will Pacific pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will the Pilots Find a Way to Win on the Road?

Portland comes into this game as the favorite, sitting at 4-3 as the favorite this season. On the road, the Pilots have struggled mightily, going just 1-10 this season and 1-9 over their last 10 games away from home. Overall, they are 7-15 this season, including a 1-7 mark in West Coast Conference play.

Over their last seven games, Portland has not been able to pick up a win, and they are coming off a 76-64 loss to San Francisco. So far this season, they have gone 6-8 in non-conference games.

As the favorite, Portland has gone 4-3 vs. the spread this year. For the season, the Pilots have an ATS mark of 8-13. On the road, they are just 2-9 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 road games, Portland is 2-8 ATS.

Portland's over/under record for the season sits at 10-11 and today's line of 151.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (150.1). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 154 points, which is higher than their season average (152.2).

Coming off their recent game, the Portland offense tallied 64 points in a matchup against San Francisco. Their field goal percentage for the game was 36.8%, and they made 12 threes. Vukasin Masic led the team in scoring, putting up 22 points. Additionally, Juan Sebastian Gorosito contributed 21 points for the Pilots.

At present, the Pilots' defense is nationally ranked 308th, allowing 80.7 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Portland's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 36.5% this season.

Will the Tigers Exceed Expectations at Home?

Despite coming in as the underdog, Pacific has been the favorite in five of their 22 games this season, going 3-2 in those contests. They are just 1-14 when considered the underdog.

This season, the Tigers have gone 3-7 at home, compared to 1-9 on the road. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 4-6, and they are currently on a five-game losing streak.

As the underdog this season, Pacific has gone 4-11 against the spread. Their overall ATS record is just 4-16. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Tigers are 3-7 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record in Pacific games is 8-12 and today's over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (144.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1. On the year, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today's OU line.

The Pacific offense is coming off a game where they scored 73 points against Gonzaga. They posted a field goal percentage of 47.2% and connected on 6 threes. The team's scoring leader is Donovan Williams, who holds an average of 9.3 as they head into today's matchup. Additionally, Judson Martindale is averaging 10.2 points per game this season.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Pacific is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 77.1 points per game (269th). So far, the Pacific defense is giving up an average of 8.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.9 times per game (578th).