Friday, February 28, 2014

Sportsbook Report: Portland Pilots (+4) vs. Pacific Tigers

By Wally Jeter

Sportsbook.com currently has the Pilots as 4 point underdogs to the Pacific Tigers. Basically, the bookmakers are saying this is a pretty straight up game and then giving a few extra points to the Tigers for the home court advantage. Pilots are on a 3 game skid, even though they played St. Mary's very close on Thursday. Pacific is on a 4 game losing streak, but did have an impressive win 2 weeks ago against BYU. They lost by 8 to the Pilots at Chiles in January. With a win tomorrow, they Pilots will clinch a 6th place spot in the WCC tournament and they will not have to play on day one with the rest of the scrubs. I like the Pilots here, Pacific has a weak front court and although Portland is injured they still have Thomas van der Mars and Ryan Nicholas to get some easy buckets. I think the Pilots will win but will take the extra points just in case. I'm expecting no Kevin Bailey or Alec Wintering, that would be too easy

Pilots Courtside bet: Pilots +4

(Season record on Courtside Bets 11-6)


Meet Pacific's Tony Gill, he's going to have a rough afternoon Saturday.

Portland Pilots vs. St Mary's Gaels: Game Notes

By Wally Jeter

This one was closer that what the score may show. Pilots were in this one until close to the end. Pilots ran a weirdly successful big line-up at them that included playing Riley Barker, Thomas van der Mars, and Ryan Nicholas all at once. Not a bad look! Thomas van der Mars also got lots of touches tonight, which was a welcome buck in the trend.


Portland Pilots
STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AOREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOPFPTS
Thomas van der Mars, C3311-200-00-0413173001022
Ryan Nicholas, F346-81-10-02681002413
Bobby Sharp, G301-61-40-0011330323
David Carr, G302-62-54-61122204410
Bryce Pressley, G354-90-22-21017001310
BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AOREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOPFPTS
Riley Barker, C291-30-01-1022201033
Volodymyr Gerun, F40-00-00-0000000010
Korey Thieleke, G50-00-00-0000000000
TOTALSFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AOREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOPFPTS
25-524-127-9925341851121761
48.1%33.3%77.8%
Saint Mary's Gaels
STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AOREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOPFPTS
Brad Waldow, C344-40-06-93691001414
Beau Levesque, F342-41-23-4156441328
James Walker III, G362-92-82-2033211408
Stephen Holt, G407-134-88-101234100226
Jordan Giusti, G110-30-20-0000300030
BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AOREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOPFPTS
Matt Hodgson, C60-00-00-0000000000
Garrett Jackson, F60-10-00-0011000000
Eividas Petrulis, F20-10-10-0000000000
Kerry Carter, G214-94-80-00111101412
Paul McCoy, G101-10-00-0011000002
TOTALSFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AOREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOPFPTS
20-4511-2919-2552025157291570
44.4%37.9%76.0%
 Technical Fouls: PLAYERS: None - TEAMS: None
 Officials: Marc Beasley, Horace Shields, Deldre Carr
 Attendance: 2,290