Pepperdine Waves vs. St. Mary's Gaels - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Mary's Gaels (14-1) at Pepperdine Waves (9-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Firestone Fieldhouse)
The Line: Pepperdine Waves -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St. Mary’s Gaels will travel to play the Pepperdine Waves in a WCC game on Saturday.
The Pepperdine Waves are 9-6 (2-2) and are coming off of a win against Pacific by a score of 81-76. Pepperdine led by 8 points at halftime and was able to hang on for the win in this game. Lamond Murray Jr. had 31 points and 10 rebounds for Pepperdine. Stacy Davis added 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Waves. Pepperdine was out rebounded by a total of 35-34 and had 14 assists in their victory. Pepperdine is averaging 72.3 points per game while giving up 69.3 points per game. Pepperdine is also averaging 36.9 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game. Lamond Murray Jr. is averaging 15.1 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game, while Stacy Davis is averaging 14 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game. Pepperdine is shooting 65.1% on free throws, 35.1% on three-pointers, and 44.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The St. Mary’s Gaels are 14-1 (5-0) and are coming off of a win against Loyola Marymount by a score of 73-48. St. Mary’s dominated this game and cruised to the blowout victory. Emmett Naar had 15 points and 5 assists for St. Mary’s. Calvin Hermanson added 12 points and 3 rebounds for the Gaels. St. Mary’s out rebounded their opponent by a total of 36-26 and had 14 assists in their victory. St. Mary’s is averaging 79.5 points per game while giving up 57.1 points per game. St. Mary’s is also averaging 37.5 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per game. Emmett Naar is averaging 13.6 points per game and 6.5 assists per game, while Dane Pineau is averaging 11 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game. St. Mary’s is shooting 69.7% on free throws, 45.5% on three-pointers, and 53.9% on all field goal attempts.
St. Mary’s is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. St. Mary’s is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games. The under is 4-1 in St. Mary’s last 5 Saturday games. Pepperdine is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. Pepperdine is 0-4 ATS in their last 4games. The under is 9-2-1 in Pepperdine’s last 12 home games. The under is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings at Pepperdine.
St. Mary’s has really impressed me this season with a good offense and a great defense. St. Mary’s also shoots the ball very well, shooting over 50%. I am taking St. Mary’s in this one.