Pepperdine Waves vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs - 2/7/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Gonzaga Bulldogs (18-5) at Pepperdine Waves (14-9)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 12:00 am (Firestone Fieldhouse)
The Line: Pepperdine Waves +5 -- Over/Under: 141.5 See the Latest Odds
The Gonzaga Bulldogs look to stay hot when they visit the Pepperdine Waves.
It’s a bit strange to see Gonzaga on the outside looking in at the national rankings but the way the team is playing it will be hard to ignore them if the wins keep rolling in. The Bulldogs have won four in arrow after throttling Loyola Marymount 92-63 on the road Thursday as 12.5 point favorite. The Bulldogs jumped to a 19 point first half lead and never let up behind a 57%-40.7% shooting edge that produced 13 more field goals. Kyle Wiltjer pumped in 23 points and posted five yanks with Domantas Sabonis adding 21 points and eleven rebounds. Eric McClellan tossed in14 points while Kyle Dranginis tossed in eleven points, grabbed seven boards and posted five assists.
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The Pepperdine Waves were labeled as a team to keep an eye on and right now that is true as they sit in the top four of a top heavy West Coast. The Waves followed a three game winning streak with back to back defeats capped off by a 73-70 loss to visiting Portland as a ten point favorite on Thursday. The Pilots were up ten at the break and held off a late rally behind 47% marksmanship while the Waves connected at 37% with ten more looks at the basket. Stacy Davis and Jett Raines poured in 27 points apiece and combined for 21 points while Lamond Murray Jr. added nine points and five yanks.
Gonzaga are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and the over is 11-4 in their last 15 vs. West Coast while the Bulldogs are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 road games. The under is 12-3-1 in Pepperdine last 16 home games and the under is 11-4-1 in their last 16 Saturday games while the Waves are 34-15-2 ATS in their last 51 Saturday games. Gonzaga are 21-6-3 ATS in the last 30 meetings and the favorite is 21-6-3 ATS in the last 30 meetings. This isn’t the best Gonzaga team I’ve seen but I’ll take them anyway…