Gonzaga vs. Pepperdine - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pepperdine Waves (15-10) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (25-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm (McCarthey Athletic Center)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -19.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pepperdine Waves and Gonzaga Bulldogs meet Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
The Pepperdine Waves have split their last 10 games and look for their first ranked win. On the season, Pepperdine is averaging 64.9 points on 43 percent shooting and is allowing 62.8 points on 42 percent shooting. Stacy Davis is averaging 15.8 points and 7.7 rebounds while Jett Raines is averaging 11.2 points and 5.4 rebounds. Jeremy Major is dishing 3.7 assists and Shawn Olden is shooting 37.5 percent from the field. The Pepperdine Waves have four players averaging at least nine points, and they’re shooting 76.3 percent from the line and 31.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Pepperdine is allowing 27.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 62 or less points in three of its last six games.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs haven’t loss since early December and are running away with the WCC title. On the season, Gonzaga is averaging 79.6 points on 52.4 percent shooting and is allowing 60.6 points on 38.2 percent shooting. Kyle Wiltjer is averaging 16.5 points and 5.5 rebounds while Kevin Pangos is averaging 12 points and 4.9 assists. Przemek Karnowski is grabbing six rebounds and Byron Wesley is shooting 50.5 percent from the field. The Gonzaga Bulldogs have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 69.2 percent from the line and 40.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, Gonzaga is allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in seven of its last eight games.
The Waves are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games and 15-6-2 ATS in their last 23 games overall. The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. Waves are 2-11-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Gonzaga and 5-19-3 ATS in the last 27 meetings overall.
While I'm usually on the underdog side when there's crazy chalk, the Bulldogs have covered 19 of the last 27 meetings aainst the Waves. I'm really not sure how anyone bets against that trend. Just make sure to tread lightly, as this is a lot of points to give up against a team that can shoot the ball well.