San Francisco vs Pacific Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, March 3, 2023

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The San Francisco Dons (18-13, 7-9 WCC) and the Pacific Tigers (15-17, 7-9 WCC) meet in the WCC Tournament Friday at Orleans Arena. Gametime is at 11:30 PM.

San Francisco is a healthy 9-point favorite against Pacific when the Dons face off with the Tigers on Friday. A 155.5-point over/under is set for the game.

San Francisco vs. Pacific Odds

Point Spread for San Francisco vs. Pacific

The spread for this matchup is set at 9 points, with oddsmakers listing San Francisco as the favorite.

San Francisco vs. Pacific Moneyline

As for the moneyline, San Francisco has -432 odds to pick up the win, while Pacific is listed at +336 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 155.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 3, 2023
  • Game Time: 11:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: WCC Network
  • Location: Paradise, Nevada
  • Arena: Orleans Arena

San Francisco vs. Pacific Betting Trends

San Francisco has played 30 games, with 14 wins against the spread. The Dons have been victorious in 12, or 75%, of the 16 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. San Francisco’s games this year have hit the over 13 times in 30 opportunities (43.3%).

Pacific is 15-15-0 against the spread this season. The Tigers have won nine of the 20 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (45%). Pacific’s games this year have hit the over 16 times in 30 opportunities (53.3%).

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San Francisco vs. Pacific Key Players to Watch

San Francisco

Khalil Shabazz leads his squad in points (17.2), rebounds (5.5) and assists (2.9) per contest, shooting 40.9% from the field and 34.2% from beyond the arc with 2.6 made 3-pointers per contest. Defensively, he posts 2.2 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Tyrell Roberts puts up 15.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 1.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Zane Meeks puts up 10.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 0.8 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 0.1 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Marcus Williams puts up 7.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest. At the other end, he posts 0.8 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

Pacific

Keylan Boone paces the Tigers in scoring (13.8 points per game) and rebounding (4), and produces 0.9 assists. He also delivers 0.5 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Jordan Ivy-Curry gives the Tigers 10.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. He also posts 0.5 steals and 0 blocked shots. Tyler Beard gets the Tigers 8.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. He also posts 0.7 steals and 0 blocked shots. Luke Avdalovic is averaging 9.8 points, 2 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game, making 49.5% of his shots from the floor and 51.1% from 3-point range (third in the nation), with 2.1 treys per game.

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What you need to know about the San Francisco Dons

So far this season, eight out of San Francisco’s 16 WCC games have hit the over. The Dons rank 89th in the country with 75.6 points per game this year. At the other end, they rank 263rd with 72.9 points allowed per game. This year, San Francisco is grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game (184th-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 30.1 rebounds per contest (114th-ranked).

San Francisco ranks top-25 this season in three-point shooting, ranking 12th-best in college basketball with 9.9 threes per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 112th with a 35.4% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. The Dons are giving up 6.6 three-pointers per game (99th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 34.1% (201st-ranked) from beyond the arc.

The Dons have a 5-5 record against the spread while finishing 6-4 overall in their past 10 games. In its past 10 games, San Francisco has hit the over six times. San Francisco has been scoring 78.1 points per contest in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly higher than the 75.6 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. San Francisco has been less stingy on the defensive side of the ball as of late, giving up 78.6 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 72.9 points per game its opponents average over the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Pacific Tigers

Pacific has won 10 games against the spread this year in conference action, while failing to cover seven times. Offensively the Tigers are the 74th-ranked squad in the country (76.2 points per game). On defense they are 11th-worst (77.6 points allowed per game). Pacific is the 16th-worst squad in the nation in rebounds per game (28) and 313th in rebounds conceded (33.4).

In 2022-23 Pacific is 27th in college basketball in 3-point makes (9.2 per game) and fifth-best in 3-point percentage (39.5%). The Tigers give up 8.2 3-pointers per game and concede 35% from beyond the arc, ranking 290th and 260th, respectively, in college basketball.

The Tigers have gone 5-5 over their past 10 contests, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 games, Pacific has gone over the total four times. Pacific is scoring 78.7 points per game in its previous 10 games, which is 2.5 more than its average for the season (76.2). The Tigers have played worse defensively in their past 10 games, ceding 81.4 points per contest, 3.8 more points their than season average of 77.6.

San Francisco vs. Pacific Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is San Francisco, and we project that Pacific will cover the spread (San Francisco -9). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 155.5 points.

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How to bet San Francisco vs. Pacific

You can bet on San Francisco vs. Pacific at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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