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Pepperdine vs San Diego Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 12th Betting Odds

Waves vs Toreros Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Pepperdine Waves at San Diego Toreros
  • Where: San Diego at Jenny Craig Pavilion
  • Date: Thursday, January 12th
  • Betting Odds: Pepperdine +2.5, PEPP +109 | SD -131 O/U 157.5

Waves Preview:

Pepperdine heads into this matchup having played 17 games and have an overall record sitting at 7-10. On the road, the Waves will be playing their 5th game of the season, having gone 0-5. So far, the Waves have been the underdog 6 times, going 0-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 underdogs on the spread.

Pepperdine’s leading scorer this season is Maxwell Lewis, who is averaging 20.06 points per contest. So far, Lewis has accounted for 25.6% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.18 rebounds per game and 2.88 assists. Houston Mallette is the second leading scorer for the Waves, averaging 13.18 points per game. Between him and Mallette, they are accounting for 42.4% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Pepperdine this season, as they are currently ranked 292nd in college basketball at 68.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Waves’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.0%, placing them 252nd in the NCAA.

Toreros Preview:

The San Diego Toreros head into today’s game in what will be their 19th game of the season, posting a record of 8-10. So far this season, San Diego has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-6. The Toreros’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2.5 points in their favor. For the season, San Diego has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 4-6.

San Diego’s leading scorer this season is Marcellus Earlington, who is averaging 14.28 points per contest. So far, Earlington has accounted for 18.64% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.33 rebounds per game and 1.44 assists. Eric Williams Jr. is the second leading scorer for the Toreros, averaging 14.81 points per game. Between him and Jr., they are accounting for 35.8% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for San Diego this season, as they are currently ranked 367th in college basketball at 65.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Toreros’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.5%, placing them 287th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Pepperdine Waves +2.5

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the San Diego Toreros are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -2.5. However, we anticipate Pepperdine putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Toreros as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Waves to cover.

 


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