Drake Bulldogs vs. Pepperdine Waves - 11/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pepperdine Waves (2-3) at Drake Bulldogs (2-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Germain Arena)
The Line: Drake Bulldogs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Drake Bulldogs will play the Pepperdine Waves in a non-conference game at Germain Arena.
The Pepperdine Waves are 2-3 and are coming off of a loss to Murray State by a score of 59-55. Pepperdine led at halftime, but couldn’t keep the lead in the second half. Stacy Davis led the way for Pepperdine with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Pepperdine out rebounded their opponent by a total of 39-27 but only had 5 assists in their defeat. Pepperdine is averaging 72.6 points per game while giving up 69.8 points per game. Pepperdine is also averaging 42.2 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game. Stacy Davis is the leader of this Pepperdine team with 15 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game. Lamond Murray Jr. is also averaging 15 points per game. Pepperdine is shooting 62.5% on free throws, 32.9% on three-pointers, and 43.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Drake Bulldogs are 2-3 and are coming off of a loss to Weber State by a score of 74-58. Drake fell behind early when their opponent went on an 18-2 run, and the Bulldogs never recovered. Graham Woodward led Drake with 18 points in this game. Reed Timmer had 15 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists for Drake. Drake was out rebounded by a total of 39-32 and had 11 assists in their defeat. Drake is averaging 76.6 points per game while giving up 77.8 points per game. Drake is also averaging 36 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game. Kale Abrahamson leads Drake with 19.6 points per game. Reed Timmer is averaging 17.2 points per game for Drake. Drake is shooting 75% on free throws, 41.5% on three-pointers, and 48.4% on all field goal attempts.
Drake is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. Drake is 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 non-conference games. The under is 20-6 in Drake’s last 26 neutral site games. Pepperdine is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. Pepperdine is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against the Missouri Valley. The under is 6-0 in Pepperdine’s last 6 non-conference games.
Both of these teams are struggling to start the season, but Drake’s defense has been very bad. While Drake has two very good scorers, Pepperdine is the better team. Pepperdine should enjoy a nice advantage in rebounding and I am picking them to get the win.