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San Diego vs Pepperdine Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 26th Betting Odds
Toreros vs Waves Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: San Diego Toreros at Pepperdine Waves
- Where: Malibu at Firestone Fieldhouse
- Date: Thursday, January 26th
- Betting Odds: San Diego +3.5, SD +140 | PEPP -176 O/U 161.0
San Diego will take the floor against the Waves with an overall record of 9-12. On the road, the Toreros will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 2-6. So far, the Toreros have been the underdog 9 times, going 2-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3.5 underdogs on the spread.
San Diego’s leading scorer this season is Marcellus Earlington, who is averaging 15.67 points per contest. So far, Earlington has accounted for 20.09% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.43 rebounds per game and 1.57 assists. Eric Williams Jr. is the second leading scorer for the Toreros, averaging 14.89 points per game. Between him and Jr., they are accounting for 37.4% 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.
Pepperdine will take the floor against the Toreros with an overall record of 7-14. Currently, the Waves have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 7-6. The Waves’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, Pepperdine has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 5-6.
Pepperdine’s leading scorer this season is Maxwell Lewis, who is averaging 18.81 points per contest. So far, Lewis has accounted for 24.35% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.81 rebounds per game and 2.81 assists. Houston Mallette is the second leading scorer for the Waves, averaging 13.33 points per game. Between him and Mallette, they are accounting for 41.6% 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.
Free Spread Prediction: San Diego Toreros +3.5
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 Pepperdine Waves are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -3.5. However, we anticipate San Diego putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Waves as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Toreros to cover.