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BYU Cougars vs. Pepperdine Waves - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pepperdine Waves (14-7) at BYU Cougars (15-7)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Marriott Center)

The Line: BYU Cougars -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN2

The Pepperdine Waves will travel to play the BYU Cougars in a WCC game on Saturday.

The BYU Cougars are 15-7 (6-3) and are coming off of a win against Loyola Marymount by a score of 87-62. BYU has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently in 4th of the WCC standings. BYU is averaging 83.4 points per game while giving up 73.5 points per game. BYU is also averaging 41.8 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game. Chase Fischer is averaging 18.2 points per game and 2.5 rebounds per game for BYU. Kyle Collinsworth is averaging 14.7 points per game, 8 rebounds per game, and 7.4 assists per game for the Cougars. BYU is shooting 68.5% on free throws, 37.8% on three-pointers, and 46.1% on all field goal attempts.

BYU Cougars vs. Pepperdine Waves - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Pepperdine Waves are 14-7 (7-3) and are coming off of a win against San Diego by a score of 75-65. Pepperdine has won 4 games in a row and is currently in 3rd in the WCC standings. Pepperdine is averaging 72.9 points per game while giving up 68.4 points per game. Pepperdine is also averaging 36.3 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game. Lamond Murray Jr. is averaging 15.9 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game for Pepperdine. Stacy Davis is averaging 14.3 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game for the Waves. Pepperdine is shooting 69% on free throws, 35.8% on three-pointers, and 45.1% on all field goal attempts.

Pepperdine defeated BYU on January 23rd by a score of 71-65. Pepperdine led by 2 points at halftime and was able to pull away late. Kyle Collinsworth led BYU with 18 points and 7 rebounds, while Lamond Murray Jr. led Pepperdine with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Pepperdine out rebounded BYU by a total of 41-39 and added 16 assists in their win.

Pepperdine is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games. Pepperdine is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a win. The over is 5-1 in Pepperdine’s last 6 road games. BYU is 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 home games. BYU is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The over is 5-1 in BYU’s last 6 home games. Pepperdine is 6-0 in these two teams last 6 meetings.

Pepperdine has impressed me this season and has been able to play solid defense. BYU is a high scoring team, but they also allow more points per game than Pepperdine. Pepperdine won the first meeting between these teams, but will be on the road here. I am taking Pepperdine in this game because I like how they have played lately and they are 6-0 ATS in these two teams last 6 games.

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