Pacific Tigers vs. Pepperdine Waves Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/25/14
Pepperdine Waves (12-9) at Pacific Tigers (10-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Spanos Center)
The Line: Pacific Tigers -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pacific Tigers and the Pepperdine Waves face off on Saturday in WCC college basketball action.
The Pacific Tigers are 1-6 in WCC thus far this season as they sit in last place in the conference. Pacific is 5-3 at home this season and they have played the 71st ranked schedule in the country. Sama Taku leads the Tigers in scoring averaging 12.1 points per game. Andrew Bock is averaging 11.9 points, Tony Gill is averaging 10.8 points and 5.9 rebounds, and Ross Rivera is averaging 10.1 points. Pacific is averaging 74.9 points and they are shooting 43.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 75.7 points and their opponents are shooting 45.5 percent. Pacific’s lone conference win came three games back at Santa Clara.
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The Pepperdine Waves have lost two of their last three games and are 5-4 in WCC play. Pepperdine is 6-6 away from home and they have played the 123rd ranked schedule. Stacy Davis is averaging 14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds to lead the Waves. Brendan Lane is averaging 14.1 points and 7.7 rebounds, Jeremy Major is averaging 11.1 points, and Malcolm Brooks is averaging 9.8 points. Pepperdine is averaging 72 points and they are shooting 46.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.2points and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Pepperdine is all alone in fifth place in the WCC standings.
Pacific is 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and 1-4 against the spread following a loss. Pepperdine is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 8-2 against the spread against the WCC, and 18-6 against the spread in their last 24 road games. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
The wrong team is favored here and at the very least Pepperdine gets the cover in this spot.
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