Pepperdine vs. Santa Clara - 2/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Santa Clara Broncos (11-15) at Pepperdine Waves (15-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Firestone Fieldhouse)
The Line: Pepperdine Waves -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pepperdine Waves and the Santa Clara Broncos face off on Thursday at Firestone Fieldhouse in West Coast Conference college basketball.
The Pepperdine Waves are 15-11 this season and they have lost their last three games. Pepperdine is averaging 64.7 points and they are shooting 42.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.5 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Stacy Davis leads the Waves averaging 15.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Jett Raines is averaging 11 points and 5.2 rebounds, Shawn Olden is averaging 9.5 points, and Jeremy Major is averaging 8.8 points. Pepperdine is 8-4 at home and 8-7 in WCC games.
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The Santa Clara Broncos are 11-15 this season and they have lost their last five games. Santa Clara is averaging 62 points and they are shooting 41.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 67 points and their opponents are shooting 45.9 percent. Brandon Clark leads the Broncos averaging 16.1 points per game. Jaren Brownridge is averaging 14.6 points, Denzel Johnson is averaging 7.8 points, and Matt Hubbard is averaging 7.5 points. Santa Clara is 2-8 on the road and 5-9 in WCC play.
Pepperdine is 16-6-2 against the spread in their last 24 games, 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five home games, and 5-1-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Santa Clara is 5-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread and 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games against Pepperdine. The underdog has covered the point spread in thei last six meetings of these two.
Pepperdine is looking to make a post season tourney of some kind and they win big here.