Portland @ San Diego
Current Records: Portland 9-6; San Diego 7-7
What to Know
After three games on the road, the San Diego Toreros are heading back home. The Toreros and the Portland Pilots will face off in a West Coast battle at 10 p.m. ET Thursday at Jenny Craig Pavilion. Bragging rights belong to San Diego for now since they’re up 11-2 across their past 13 matchups.
San Diego beat the Pepperdine Waves 72-62 on Monday. Four players on San Diego scored in the double digits: guard Marcellus Earlington (16), guard Joey Calcaterra (12), forward Yavuz Gultekin (11), and forward Terrell Brown (10).
Meanwhile, Portland was expected to lose against the UC Davis Aggies three weeks ago, but instead they received a nice stocking stuffer. Portland snuck past UC Davis with a 65-60 victory. Forward Moses Wood (18 points) was the top scorer for the Pilots.
The Toreros are the favorite in this one, with an expected 7-point margin of victory. Their home court has been no bettor’s paradise, though, as they’ve failed to beat the spread in three of their six home games.
Their wins bumped San Diego to 7-7 and Portland to 9-6. Watch the contest and check back on CBS Sports to find out who keeps up the positive energy and who hits a stumbling block.
How To Watch
When: Thursday at 10 p.m. ETWhere: Jenny Craig Pavilion — San Diego, CaliforniaFollow: CBS Sports App
The Toreros are a solid 7-point favorite against the Pilots, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 7-point spread, and stayed right there.
San Diego have won 11 out of their last 13 games against Portland.
Jan 23, 2021 – San Diego 78 vs. Portland 70Feb 08, 2020 – San Diego 88 vs. Portland 81Jan 18, 2020 – San Diego 77 vs. Portland 67Mar 07, 2019 – San Diego 67 vs. Portland 47Feb 21, 2019 – San Diego 63 vs. Portland 52Jan 17, 2019 – San Diego 76 vs. Portland 55Jan 18, 2018 – Portland 55 vs. San Diego 49Jan 04, 2018 – San Diego 81 vs. Portland 74Mar 03, 2017 – Portland 60 vs. San Diego 55Feb 25, 2017 – San Diego 85 vs. Portland 82Jan 28, 2017 – San Diego 68 vs. Portland 52Feb 27, 2016 – San Diego 85 vs. Portland 76Jan 14, 2016 – San Diego 82 vs. Portland 71