St. Mary's vs. Pepperdine - 2/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pepperdine Waves (14-10) at St. Mary's Gaels (19-3)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 11:00 pm (McKeon Pavilion)
The Line: St. Mary's Gaels -12 -- Over/Under: 136 See the Latest Odds
The Saint Mary’s Gaels and the Pepperdine Waves face off on Thursday in WCC college basketball action.
The St. Mary’s Gaels are 19-3 this season and they have own five of their last six games. Saint Mary’s is averaging 76.2 points per game and they are shooting 51.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 59.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Emmett Naar leads the Gaels averaging 13.5 points and 6.2 assists per game. Calvin Hermanson is averaging 11.1 points, Dane Pineau is averaging 10.8 points and 8.0 rebounds, and Joe Rahon is averaging 10.4 points. Saint Mary’s is 15-0 at home and 10-2 in the WCC.
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The Pepperdine Waves are 14-10 this season and they have won their last three games. Pepperdine is averaging 71.9 points per game and they are shooting 44.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.3 points and their opponents are shooting 43.8 percent. Lamond Murray Jr. leads the Waves averaging 15.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Stacy Davis is averaging 15 points and 8.5 rebounds, Jett Raines is averaging 12.7 points, and Jeremy Major is averaging 8.8 points. Pepperdine is 4-6 on the road and 7-6 in the WCC.
St. Mary’s is 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 road games, 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games, and 0-5 against the spread following a win. Pepperdine is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games, 2-5 against the spread following a loss, and 5-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The road team has covered the point spread in nine of the last 12 meetings of these two.
This is a big number and the trends don’t look good for St. Mary’s but they are a beast at home and I see them laying the wood to the Waves here.