Pepperdine Waves vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs - 1/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Gonzaga Bulldogs (16-1) at Pepperdine Waves (11-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Firestone Fieldhouse)
The Line: Pepperdine Waves +12 See the Latest Odds
The Pepperdine Waves will be hosting the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday night at the Firestone Fieldhouse.
The Pepperdine Waves are currently sitting at 11-5 on the season. The Waves are coming off three straight wins, including back-to-back road wins against BYU and San Diego. This will obviously be a much stiffer test for the Waves however. Pepperdine will be facing the Gonzaga Bulldogs here, who are one of the top teams in the nation.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs are playing some great ball this season, as the Bulldogs are 16-1 on the season, with their only loss coming against the Arizona Wildcats back in early December. The Bulldogs are averaging a very impressive 82.6 points per game this season, ranking Gonzaga 10th in the nation in points scored per game. The Bulldogs are putting up the points due to their outstanding shooting from the field, as the ‘Dogs are hitting on nearly 53 percent of their field goal attempts.
The Pepperdine Waves are 4-3 against the spread at home this season, while the Bulldogs are a solid 4-2 against the number on the road. Pepperdine has been a bit underappreciated this season, as the Waves are a very solid 11-3 against the spread this season overall.
The line has just been released on this one, making it tough to judge where the money is going to come in. Nonetheless I think there is some value here with the Waves. Pepperdine has played well this season, and just looking at their ATS record, you can see the Waves have been undervalued. Gonzaga is clearly better, but getting six buckets at home is tough to pass up here.
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