Portland will battle against San Francisco in a West Coast Conference game aiming to break a three-game losing streak. Thursday’s game will take place at the Earle A. Chiles Center in Oregon, with tip-off time slated for 8 p.m. ET.
The betting tips from William Hill Sportsbook have San Francisco as a -12.5 point favorite to cover the spread vs Portland. The money line for this encounter is -1,000 for the Dons. Portland money line sits at +650.
The over/under here is 149 points.
San Francisco heads into this matchup hoping to extend Portland’s conference losing streak to 18 games. According to Automated Insights, the last time the Pilots won in the West Coast Conference was against San Francisco, which was a 76-65 victory on Jan. 4, 2020.
Both teams are coming into this game aiming to bounce back from defeats.
San Francisco fell short in a 68-60 game at Loyola Marymount on Sunday, while Portland was routed 116-88 by top-ranked Gonzaga on Saturday.
According to Automated Insights, seniors Jamaree Bouyea, Khalil Shabazz, Taavi Jurkatamm and Damari Milstead have been the main contributors for San Francisco this season. The quartet has combined to contribute 60 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 59 percent of all the team’s points over the team’s last five games.
Senior guard Bouyea has also played a big role in the Dons’ offense – as he either made or assisted on 42 percent of all his side’s field goals over the last five games.
The Pilots are 5-0 when they hold opposing teams to 74 points or fewer and 1-5 when opponents exceed 74 points. The Dons are 6-0 when they make 13 or more 3-pointers and 2-6 when the team hits fewer than 13 from long range.
On current form though, Portland has lost four of the last five games and sits at the bottom of the West Coast Conference.
San Francisco as a collective unit has made 10.9 3-pointers per game this season, which is sixth-most among Division I teams.