Pepperdine vs. Long Beach State - 12/9/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Long Beach State 49ers (5-5) at Pepperdine Waves (4-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Firestone Fieldhouse)
The Line: Pepperdine Waves -5.5 -- Over/Under: 138.5 See the Latest Odds
The Pepperdine Waves and the Long Beach State 49ers face off on Wednesday in college basketball action.
The Pepperdine Waves are 4-4 this season and they have won their last two games. Pepperdine is averaging 66.3 points and they are shooting 40.5 percent from the floor while defensively they allowing 66.6 points and their opponents are shooting 44.5 percent. Lamond Murray Jr. leads the Waves averaging 15 points per game. Stacy Davis is averaging 14 points and 7.5 rebounds, Kameron Edwards is averaging 9.6 points, and Jet Raines s averaging 8.0 points. Pepperdine has won all of their home games this season.
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The Long Beach State 49ers are 5-5 this season and they are coming off of a loss at UCLA that ended a two game winning streak. Long Beach State is averaging 71.8 points and they are shooting 41.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 75.4 points and their opponents are shooting 46.9 percent. Nick Faust leads LBSU averaging 17 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Travis Hammonds is averaging 9.4 points and 5.1 rebounds, Justin Bibbins is averaging 9.0 points, and A.J. Spencer is averaging 8.7 points. Long Beach State once again has played a brutal out of conference schedule.
Pepperdine is 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games, 4-0 against the spread against the Big West, and 2-5 against the spread following a win. Long Beach State is 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games, 4-1 against the spread against the West Coast Conference, and 3-1-1 against the spread following a loss. Long Beach Sate has covered the point spread in seven of their last nine games against Pepperdine.
Pepperdine is a big favorite here but I don’t see it making Long Beach State the play here.