St. Mary's vs. Pepperdine - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pepperdine Waves (13-8) at St. Mary's Gaels (17-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 6:00 pm (McKeon Pavilion)
The Line: St. Mary's Gaels -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St. Mary’s Gaels and the Pepperdine Waves face off on Saturday at McKeon Pavilion in WCC college basketball action.
The St. Mary’s Gals are 17-4 this season and they have won 11 of their last 12 games. St. Mary’s is averaging 70.4 points and they are shooting 46.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.1 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. Brad Waldow leads the Gaels averaging 19.9 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. Kerry Carter is averaging 12.8 points and 5.5 rebounds, Aaron Bright is averaging 11 points, and Garrett Jackson is averaging 7.8 points. Saint Mary’s is 12-2 at home and 9-1 in the Wes Coast Conference.
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The Pepperdine Waves are 13-8 this season and they have lost three of their last five games. Pepperdine is averaging 65.9 points and they are shooting 42.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Stacy Davis is averaging 16 points and 7.7 rebounds per game to lead the Waves. Jett Raines is averaging 11.4 points and 5.5 rebounds, Shawn Olden is averaging 9.8 points, and Jeremy Major is averaging 9.4 points. Pepperdine is 6-4 on the road and 6-4 in the WCC.
St. Mary’s is 5-0 against the spread in their last five home games, 9-1 against the spread against the WCC, and 15-5-1 against the spread in their last 21 games. Pepperdine is 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 road games, 13-4-2 against the spread in their last 19 games, and 5-2-1 against the spread against the WCC. The road team has covered the point spread in eight of the last 10 meetings of these two.
St. Mary’s has just been tough at home and in conference and I see them covering the number here.