Portland @ Pacific
Current Records: Portland 13-17; Pacific 13-17
What to Know
Get ready for a West Coast battle as the Portland Pilots and the Pacific Tigers will face off at 7 p.m. ET Saturday at Spanos Center. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'
Portland was close but no cigar on Thursday as they fell 92-89 to the San Francisco Dons. A silver lining for the Pilots was the play of forward Moses Wood, who shot 5-for-6 from beyond the arc and finished with 28 points and nine rebounds.
Meanwhile, Pacific was pulverized by the Saint Mary's Gaels 83-52 on Thursday.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Portland is expected to win a tight contest. The smart bettors have been the ones to keep their money on Portland's opponents whenever they hit the road.
The losses bumped both teams down to an identical 13-17. A pair of defensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Portland is stumbling into the matchup with the 353rd most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 78.6 on average. Pacifics have had an even harder time: they are 350th worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 77.9 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Spanos Center -- Stockton, California
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $14.00
The Pilots are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Tigers, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Pilots, as the game opened with the Pilots as a 1-point favorite.
Pacific have won ten out of their last 15 games against Portland.
- Feb 09, 2023 - Portland 81 vs. Pacific 73
- Feb 24, 2022 - Portland 75 vs. Pacific 69
- Jan 27, 2022 - Portland 64 vs. Pacific 56
- Feb 20, 2021 - Pacific 80 vs. Portland 58
- Feb 11, 2021 - Pacific 84 vs. Portland 57
- Feb 13, 2020 - Pacific 75 vs. Portland 55
- Jan 16, 2020 - Pacific 65 vs. Portland 55
- Jan 26, 2019 - Pacific 74 vs. Portland 70
- Jan 12, 2019 - Pacific 65 vs. Portland 57
- Feb 10, 2018 - Pacific 60 vs. Portland 58
- Jan 13, 2018 - Pacific 66 vs. Portland 54
- Feb 16, 2017 - Pacific 76 vs. Portland 65
- Dec 29, 2016 - Portland 80 vs. Pacific 76
- Feb 20, 2016 - Portland 80 vs. Pacific 67
- Jan 21, 2016 - Pacific 70 vs. Portland 61