San Jose State vs. Pepperdine - 11/19/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pepperdine Waves (2-0) at San Jose State Spartans (1-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 10:00 pm (The Event Center)
The Line: San Jose State Spartans +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Jose State Spartans and the Pepperdine Waves face off on Wednesday in college basketball action.
The San Jose State Spartans are 1-1 so far this season beating Bethesda and then losing to Portland in overtime. SJSU is averaging 68 points and they are shooting 41.4 percent from the floor including 30 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they allow 73 points and their opponents shoot 37.1 percent. Jordan Baker leads San Jose State in scoring averaging 17 points and 4.0 assists per game, Frank Rogers is averaging 16 points and 4.0 rebounds, and Rashad Muhammad is averaging 11 points. San Jose State has been outrebounded 33-35 on average.
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The Pepperdine Waves are off to a 2-0 start beating Fresno State in their opener and then beating Cal Lutheran. Pepperdine is averaging 89 points per game while shooting 56.9 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 74 points and their opponents shoot 47.5 percent. Stacy Davis leads Pepperdine averaging 20 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, Jeremy Major is averaging 14 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists, and Jett Raines is averaging 12 points and nine assists. Pepperdine is outrebounding their opponents on average 30-20.
San Jose State is 3-10-1 against the spread in their last 14 games, 2-9-1 against the spread following a loss, and 0-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Pepperdine is 11-5 against the spread following a win, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games.
Pepperdine is a road favorite here and I see them getting it done as they just have more scoring options and I like them to cover the spread.