Gonzaga vs. Pepperdine - 3/9/15 WCC Semifinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pepperdine Waves (18-12) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (30-2)
College Basketball: Monday, March 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Orleans Arena)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pepperdine Waves and Gonzaga Bulldogs play Monday in the .
The Pepperdine Waves look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, Pepperdine is averaging 63.4 points on 42.9 percent shooting and is allowing 61 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Stacy Davis is averaging 15.9 points and 7.9 rebounds while Jett Raines is averaging 10.9 points and 5.2 rebounds. Jeremy Major is dishing 3.6 assists and Shawn Olden is shooting 38.3 percent from the field. The Pepperdine Waves have four players averaging at least 8.5 points, and they’re shooting 75 percent from the line and 31.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Pepperdine is allowing 25.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 56 or less points in five straight games.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs have lost just one game in 2015. On the season, Gonzaga is averaging 77.8 points on 51.8 percent shooting and is allowing 60.6 points on 38.4 percent shooting. Kevin Pangos is averaging 11.6 points and five assists while Przemek Karnowski is averaging 10.9 points and 5.8 rebounds. Byron Wesley is another double-digit scorer and Domantas Sabonis is grabbing seven rebounds. The Gonzaga Bulldogs have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 69.9 percent from the line and 40.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Gonzaga is allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in six of its last 10 games. Kyle Wiltjer is questionable with a hip injury.
The Waves are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 37-18-2 ATS in their last 57 games overall. The Bulldogs are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Monday games. The Waves are 6-19-3 ATS in the last 28 meetings.
Pepperdine has been a covering machine for quite some time. Add a meaningful game to the mix, and I'm taking the points here.