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Pepperdine vs. Portland - 2/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Portland Pilots (9-15) at Pepperdine Waves (14-8)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 11:00 pm (Firestone Fieldhouse)

The Line: Pepperdine Waves -11 -- Over/Under: 153.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Pepperdine Waves and the Portland Pilots face off on Thursday in West Coast Conference college basketball action.

The Pepperdine Waves are 14-8 this season and they are coming off of a loss that ended a four game winning streak. Pepperdine is averaging 72.2 points per game and they are shooting 44.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.3 points and their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent. Lamond Murray Jr. Leads the Waves averaging 16 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Stacy Davis is averaging 14 points and 8.4 rebounds, Jett Raines is averaging 12.2 points, and Jeremy Major is averaging 9.3 points. Pepperdine is 9-0 at home and 7-4 in the WCC.

Pepperdine vs. Portland - 2/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Portland Pilots are 9-15 this season and they have lost their last four games and eight of their last nine. Portland is averaging 77.3 points per game and they are shooting 42.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 78.9 points and their opponents are shooting 45 percent. Alec Wintering leads the Pilots averaging 18.5 points and 5.4 assists per game. Bryce Pressley is averaging 14.1 points, D’Marques Tyson is averaging 10.2 points, and Gabe Taylor is averaging 7.3 points. Portland is 1-7 on the road and 3-8 in the WCC.

Pepperdine is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games, 1-4 against the spread following a loss, and 4-0 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Portland is 9-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 5-2 against the spread following a loss, and 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 road games. The home team is 12-3-2 against the point spread in the last 17 meetings of these two.

I can see Pepperdine putting on a show for the TV audience, something they don’t get a chance to do too often. 

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Pepperdine Waves -11.5

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