Portland at Hawaii 11/9/18 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Portland Pilots vs. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
NCAAB: 11:59 PM EST
Nov. 09, 2018
Latest Odds : HAW -6 Total 146
The Pilots are coming into the game after picking up a victory to open the season. The opening game was against Multnomah, so it is kind of skeptical as to how good the victory is for the Pilots, but it is a victory that the Pilots bring to this game against Hawaii.
In the opening game the Pilots were able to score a total of 111 points, but the defense gave up 103 points in the game. The leading scorer for the Pilots was Josh McSwiggan who poured in a total of 37 points in the game and had some amazing shooting from the field.
The Rainbow Warriors are kicking off the season in a game against the Pilots. This could be an interesting game as the Warriors have not played yet, but they are already able to see the Pilots had a horrible defensive showing in the first game as the other team was able to score 103 points against them.
Sheriff Drammeh is the returning leading scorer for the Warriors. On the season last year Drammeh was able to score a total of 10.7 boards and only managed to get 3.4 boards which is not bad for a senior. However, he did in 30.3 minutes a game last year and that can definitely help the Warriors out this year..
Recent Betting Trends:
Pilots are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Warriors are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 vs. West Coast.
Under is 6-2 in Pilots last 8 overall.
Over is 8-1 in Warriors last 9 vs. West Coast.
Free Betting Pick: Portland Pilots +6
The Pilots may not have the best defense in the nation, which is very obvious, but one thing the Pilots do have is a great offense that is able to score and can score a lot. The Pilots offense will be able to score against the Warriors, but the defense will step up and contain the Warriors who do not have a true big name scorer this season. Final Score Prediction, Portland Pilots win in upset but grab the points just in case 78-76.