CS Fullerton vs. Pepperdine - 12/6/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pepperdine Waves (4-1) at CS Fullerton Titans (3-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Titan Gym)
The Line: CS Fullerton Titans +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pepperdine Waves and CS Fullerton Titans play Saturday night at the Titan Gym.
The Pepperdine Waves are off to a 4-1 start and will play their third true road game. On the season, Pepperdine is averaging 69.8 points on 42.7 percent shooting and is allowing 61.5 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Stacy Davis is averaging 15.4 points and nine rebounds while Jett Raines is averaging 13.2 points and 8.8 rebounds. Jeremy Major is the third Pepperdine player to average double-digit points and Shawn Olden is shooting 30.6 percent from the field. The Pepperdine Waves are a balanced basketball team but mainly relies on their 40.6 rebounds per game and the fact they’re holding teams to just 19.4 percent shooting from beyond the arc. As long as the solid play continues at both ends, the Pepperdine Waves will be a real threat in the West Coast.
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The CS Fullerton Titans have split their last six games and need to find some consistency. On the season, CS Fullerton is averaging 61.2 points on 38.2 percent shooting and is allowing 68.8 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Lanerryl Johnson is averaging 16.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting and Alex Harris is averaging 12.5 points and 2.6 assists. Moses Morgan is shooting 30.7 percent from the field and Joe Boyd is grabbing 6.6 rebounds per game. The CS Fullerton Titans are struggling at both ends of the floor, including offensively where they’re shooting just 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and turning the ball over 14 times. Defensively, CS Fullerton has allowed 73 or more points in two of their last three games and doesn’t create many turnovers.
The Waves are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Titans are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. West Coast. Waves are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Not sure how anyone can back CS Fullerton with the way the Titans have been playing. Pepperdine is a solid team at both ends and should have no trouble covering the small chalk.