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Pepperdine vs. IUPUI - 12/27/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

IUPUI Jaguars (3-9) at Pepperdine Waves (7-3)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Firestone Fieldhouse)

The Line: Pepperdine Waves -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The IUPUI Jaguars and Pepperdine Waves play Saturday afternoon at the Firestone Fieldhouse.

The IUPUI Jaguars have lost seven of their last eight games and play their eighth true road contest. On the season, IUPUI is averaging 60.6 points on 40.8 percent shooting and is allowing 69.9 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Marcellus Barksdale is averaging nine points and 4.4 rebounds while Mason Archie II is averaging 8.5 points on 41.7 percent shooting. DavRon Williams is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and P.J. Boutte is producing four assists. The IUPUI Jaguars are one of the worst offensive teams in the country, as they don’t have a single double-digit scorer and are shooting 71.4 percent from the free throw line and 29.9 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, IUPUI is allowing teams to shoot 37.2 percent from deep and has allowed 66 or less points in four of its last five games.

Pepperdine vs. IUPUI - 12/27/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Pepperdine Waves have split their last four games and play their first contest in a week. On the season, Pepperdine is averaging 69.7 points on 42.9 percent shooting and is allowing 62.8 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Stacy Davis is averaging 16.2 points and 8.6 rebounds while Jett Raines is averaging 11 points and 6.3 rebounds. Jeremy Major is grabbing 4.2 rebounds and Amadi Udenyi is producing 5.5 assists. The Pepperdine Waves are a defensive minded team that’s held seven of their last nine opponents under 70 points and is allowing teams to shoot 21.6 percent from beyond the arc. Offensively, Pepperdine is shooting 75.6 percent from the free throw line and 34.3 percent from deep. Pepperdine is undefeated at home this season.

The Jaguars are 12-26 ATS in their last 38 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 20-46 ATS in their last 66 games overall. The Waves are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. 

Pepperdine has the best overall player on the floor in Davis, and IUPUI has been brutal against the number dating back to last season. Look for the Waves to win this game by double digits. 

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Pepperdine Waves -13

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