Pepperdine vs. San Diego - 3/7/15 West Coast Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Toreros (15-15) at Pepperdine Waves (17-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 5:25 pm (Orleans Arena)
The Line: Pepperdine Waves +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Toreros and Pepperdine Waves meet Saturday in the West Coast quarterfinal.
The San Diego Toreros look for a win after splitting their last eight. On the season, San Diego is averaging 65.1 points on 42.4 percent shooting and is allowing 63.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Johnny Dee is averaging 17.2 points and 3.4 rebounds while Christopher Anderson is averaging 7.9 points and 6.6 assists. Thomas Jacobs is grabbing five rebounds and Duda Sanadze is shooting 35.1 percent. The San Diego Toreros have five players averaging at least six points, and they’re shooting 68.7 percent from the line and 34.6 percent from deep. Defensively, San Diego is allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last six games.
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The Pepperdine Waves look for a win after losing four of their last six. On the season, Pepperdine is averaging 63.9 points on 42.9 percent shooting and is allowing 61.5 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Stacy Davis is averaging 15.8 points and 7.9 rebounds while Jett Raines is averaging 11.2 points and 5.3 rebounds. Jeremy Major is dishing 3.7 assists and Shawn Olden is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Pepperdine Waves have four players averaging at least 8.6 points, and they’re shooting 74.9 percent from the line and 31.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Pepperdine is allowing 26 percent shooting from deep and has given up 56 or less points in four straight games.
The Toreros are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 vs. West Coast and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Waves are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 18-7-2 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Toreros are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Both teams have been a little shaky down the home stretch, but the Waves have crushed the number all season long, as the Toreros would have put you in backrupt this season. Give me Pepperdine, as I like teams that consistently make money.