Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sportsbook Report: Portland Pilots (-4) vs. LMU Lions

By Wally Jeter

Will they play or won't they? That is the big question for the Pilots Thursday night. Will Kevin Bailey and Alec Wintering return and how healthy will they be. Honestly I believe they will both play but at reduced minutes. However, I think that will probably be enough to take down the 10th seeded Lions. The Pilots swept the regular season series and now they will need to make it an even three wins to continue on in the WCC tournament and play BYU.

Currently Sportsbook.com has the Pilots as 4 point favorites and I think I like the Pilots at that price. The only thing holding me back from going crazy on this is the nightmares from last season. Many of you may remember that LMU also ended the Pilots season last year in the first round of the WCC tournament, also after we beat them twice in the regular season. Deja Vu? Maybe... but we're better this year and they're worse. So hold your head up high Pilots fans but don't forget to say your hail marys!

Pilots Courtside bet: Pilots -4

(Season record on Courtside Bets 12-6)



Don't forget the past Pilots!