Pepperdine vs. BYU - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
BYU Cougars (14-6) at Pepperdine Waves (12-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Firestone Fieldhouse)
The Line: Pepperdine Waves +1.5 -- Over/Under: 155.5 See the Latest Odds
The Pepperdine Waves and the BYU Cougars face off on Saturday in WCC college basketball action.
The Pepperdine Waves are 12-7 this season and they have won five of their last six games. Pepperdine is averaging 71.9 points per game and they are shooting 43.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.9 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Lamond Murray Jr. leads the Waves averaging 15.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Stacy Davis is averaging 13.9 points and 8.4 rebounds, Jett Raines is averaging 11.7 points, and Jeremy Major is averaging 9.8 points. Pepperdine is 8-0 at home and 5-3 in the WCC.
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The BYU Cougars are 14-6 this season and they have won five of their last six games. BYU is averaging 83.5 points per game and they are shooting 45.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 75.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42.8 percent. Chase Fischer leads the Cougars averaging 18.4 points per game. Nick Emery is averaging 15 points, Kyle Collinsworth is averaging 14.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 7.6 assists, and Kyle Davis is averaging 13.2 points and 9.6 rebounds. BYU is 3-5 on the road and 5-2 in WCC games.
Pepperdine is 8-3-1 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage above .600 and 2-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. BYU is 7-2 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage higher than .600, 7-3-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 11-5 against the spread against the WCC. The home team has covered the point spread in six of the last eight meetings of these two.
BYU has shown they can do it on the road and I expect them to get it done here.