Portland Pilots (1-0) at Hawaii Warriors (0-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 12:00 am (Stan Sheriff Center)
The Line: Hawaii Warriors -6 — Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Hawaii Warriors open their college basketball schedule with a visit from the Portland Pilots.
The Hawaii Warrior finished 6th in the Big West and were 17-14 overall. Hawaii was an ordinary offensive team at 70.1 points and survived because they held teams to 69 points.
The Warriors need points and are hurt by the loss of forwards Michael Thomas and Gibson Johnson who take 13.1 points and 10.4 points with them and a combined 10.7 rebounds.
Hawaii will lean on their backcourt of Sheriff Drammeh who is the top returning scorer at 10.7 points with Brocke Stepteau and Drew Buggs with 9.5 points and 8.1 points respectively.
The Portland Pilots kicked off their season with a 111-103 win against the sub-division Multnomah Lions on Monday. Both teams played zero defense with Portland holding a 56.4%-48.7% shooting edge with five double digit scorers.
Josh McSwiggan paced the Pilots with a contest high 37 points and eleven rebounds followed by Marcus Shaver Jr. with 23 points, six yanks and nine assists. Franklin Porter and Theo Akwuba gave Portland 14 and 13 points respectively with seven boards each while Malcolm Porter need another ten points.
Portland are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and Portland are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Hawaii are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and Hawaii are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 vs. West Coast and Hawaii are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
I know Hawaii can be a tough trip and Portland isn’t going to win a ton of games but they can be competitive…