San Diego Toreros vs. Pepperdine Waves - 1/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pepperdine Waves (13-7) at San Diego Toreros (6-13)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Jenny Craig Pavilion)
The Line: San Diego Toreros -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pepperdine Waves will travel to play the San Diego Toreros in a WCC game on Thursday.
The San Diego Toreros are 6-13 (1-7) and are coming off of a loss to Loyola Marymount by a score of 67-63. San Diego has lost 3 games in a row and is currently last in the WCC standings. San Diego is averaging 60.8 points per game while giving up 68.6 points per game. San Diego is also averaging 34.4 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game. Duda Sanadze is averaging 12.7 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for San Diego. Brett Bailey is averaging 8.6 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game for the Toreros. San Diego is shooting 62.6% on free throws, 27.6% on three-pointers, and 38.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Pepperdine Waves are 13-7 (6-3) and are coming off of a win against BYU by a score of 71-65. Pepperdine has won 3 games in a row and is currently in 3rd in the WCC standings. Pepperdine is averaging 72.8 points per game while giving up 68.6 points per game. Pepperdine is also averaging 36.7 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game. Lamond Murray Jr. is averaging 15.8 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game for Pepperdine. Stacy Davis is averaging 13.8 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game for the Waves. Pepperdine is shooting 68.5% on free throws, 36% on three-pointers, and 45% on all field goal attempts.
Pepperdine defeated San Diego by a score of 76-58 on January 21. Pepperdine led by 15 points at halftime and was able to extend their lead in the second half. Brett Bailey led San Diego with 9 points and 5 rebounds. Lamond Murray Jr. led Pepperdine with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Pepperdine out rebounded San Diego by a total of 33-29 and added 18 assists in their victory.
Pepperdine is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. Pepperdine is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games. The over is 4-1 in Pepperdine’s last 5 road games. San Diego is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games. The under is 5-1 in San Diego’s last 6 home games. Pepperdine is 6-1 ATS in these two teams last 7 meetings.
Pepperdine has playing well in their last few games, while San Diego is really struggling. San Diego doesn’t score consistently and is on the road in this game. Pepperdine is a much better offensive team and has the rebounding advantage. I am going with Pepperdine here.