The San Diego Toreros will host the Pacific Tigers in a West Coast battle on Tuesday afternoon. The Tigers earned their fourth conference win with a convincing road win over Portland last time out.
The Toreros were demolished by Gonzaga on Saturday. The Tigers defeated San Diego in both meetings last year.
Pacific Returns to Win Column with Blowout Win
The Pacific Tigers enter this one with confidence. Pacific was tabbed as large 13 point favorites in a dominating 80-58 road win over Portland on Saturday to improve their conference record to 4-6. The Tigers ended a two-game slide with the victory. Pacific has been involved in close games including an OT loss to BYU. They have covered the spread in six of their 10 West Coast games on the season.
Daniss Jenkins posted 13 points in Saturday’s winning effort. The sophomore guard has only scored double-digits in two out of his last four games and is sporting an average of 12.4 PPG on 40% shooting. Jeremiah Bailey is zoned in, sinking over 20 points in two out of his last four clashes. The junior forward has tallied an average of 11.7 PPG along with 6.3 RPG. Broc Finstuen has converted at least 60% of his shot attempts in six consecutive bouts. The senior guard has increased his season average to 10.7 PPG.
Good start!— Pacific Men's Basketball (@PacificMensBB) February 21, 2021
Pacific began their road trip with a resounding victory over Portland on Saturday afternoon, securing the season sweep over the Pilots for the fourth straight year👊
The Tigers are ranked 126th in the country in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings and recorded one win in their five conference road games. Pacific is scoring an average of 70.1 points, landing them 215th in DI. They are allowing an average of 71.2 points, placing them at 207th overall.
San Diego Clobbered by Gonzaga
The San Diego Toreros head into this one a loser of two out of their last three games. It was an automatic loss in their latest action against #1 Gonzaga, losing 106-69 in a clash that had San Diego labeled as huge 32 point dogs. Overall, the Toreros have been competitive recently and stand at 2-5 in West Coast action this season. They have covered in five of their seven conference games.
Joey Calcaterra only scored 10 points in Saturday’s defeat. The junior guard is a threat from three-point range where he owns a 41.7% efficiency and features an average of 13.7 PPG. Josh Parrish is very effective and has shot at least 50% in all but three games this season. The senior forward owns an average of 10.9 PPG and 4.1 RPG. Vladimir Pinchuk has netted double-digits in five out of his last six games. The junior center has filed an average of 8.6 PPG and 5.2 RPG.
The Toreros are placed down at 189th in DI in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings. San Diego often has trouble offensively and is averaging 65.9 points on the season, ranking them down at 298th in the country. They are squandering an average of 76.8 points, pegging them 308th overall.
The San Diego Toreros are:
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 90 points in their previous game.
- 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games following three or more consecutive road games.
The Pacific Tigers are:
- 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400.
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games against a team with a losing home record.