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.