Pepperdine Waves vs. San Diego Toreros - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Toreros (6-11) at Pepperdine Waves (11-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Firestone Fieldhouse)
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The San Diego Toreros will travel to play the Pepperdine Waves in a WCC game on Thursday.
The Pepperdine Waves are 11-7 (4-3) and are coming off of a win against San Francisco by a score of 98-84. Pepperdine has won 4 of their last 5 games and is sitting in 4th place of the WCC standings. Pepperdine is averaging 72.7 points per game while giving up 69.4 points per game. Pepperdine is also averaging 36.6 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game. Lamond Murray Jr. is averaging 15.3 points per game and 5 rebounds per game for Pepperdine. Stacy Davis is averaging 13.7 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game for the Waves. Pepperdine is shooting 67.7% on free throws, 35.8% on three-pointers, and 44.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The San Diego Toreros are 6-11 (1-5) and are coming off of a loss to Gonzaga by a score of 88-52. San Diego has lost 5 of their last 6 games, with their only conference win coming against Portland. San Diego is averaging 60.8 points per game while giving up 68.2 points per game. San Diego is also averaging 34.2 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game. Duda Sanadze is averaging 13.6 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game for San Diego. Brett Bailey is averaging 8.8 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game for the Toreros. San Diego is shooting 63% on free throws, 26.9% on three-pointers, and 38.4% on all field goal attempts.
San Diego is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. San Diego is 10-25 ATS in their last 35 conference games. The under is 11-5-1 in San Diego’s last 17 games. Pepperdine is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. Pepperdine is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference games. The under is 10-2-1 in Pepperdine’s last 13 home games. San Diego is 1-5 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.
San Diego really struggles to score consistently, and their shooting percentage is below 39%. Pepperdine is a much better offensive team and has the rebounding advantage in this matchup. I like Pepperdine here.