Eastern Washington Eagles vs. Pepperdine Waves - 3/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pepperdine Waves (18-13) at Eastern Washington Eagles (17-15)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 9:05 pm (Reese Court)
The Line: Eastern Washington Eagles +3 -- Over/Under: 155 See the Latest Odds
The Pepperdine Waves will travel to play the Eastern Washington Eagles in the CBI on Wednesday.
The Eastern Washington Eagles are 17-15 (10-8) and are coming off of a loss to Idaho by a score of 77-73 in the Big Sky tournament. Eastern Washington was able to defeat Northern Arizona by a score of 74-52 in their first game of the conference tournament. Before the conference tournament, Eastern Washington finished the regular season by losing their last 4 games. Eastern Washington is averaging 81.9 points per game while giving up 76.9 points per game. Eastern Washington is also averaging 33.2 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game. Austin McBroom is averaging 21 points per game and 3.5 assists per game for Eastern Washington. Venky Jois is averaging 16.7 points per game and 8.9 rebounds per game for the Eagles. Eastern Washington is shooting 68.2% on free throws, 38.2% on three-pointers, and 48.9% on all field goal attempts.
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The Pepperdine Waves are 18-13 (10-8) and are coming off of a loss to St. Mary’s by a score of 81-66 in the WCC tournament. Pepperdine defeated San Francisco by a score of 90-86 in their first game of the conference tournament. Pepperdine finished the regular season by winning 3 of their last 5 games before their conference tournament. Pepperdine is averaging 73.5 points per game while giving up 71.2 points per game. Pepperdine is also averaging 36.9 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game. Lamond Murray Jr. is averaging 16.3 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game for Pepperdine. Stacy Davis is averaging 15.2 points per game and 9 rebounds per game for the Waves. Pepperdine is shooting 67.6% on free throws, 34.5% on three-pointers, and 45.3% on all field goal attempts.
Pepperdine is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games. Pepperdine is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. The over is 5-0 in Pepperdine’s last 5 games. Eastern Washington is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games. Eastern Washington is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 home games. The over is 9-4 in Eastern Washington’s last 13 non-conference games.
This should be a very good game between two teams that had 10 wins in their conference. Eastern Washington is a high scoring team, while Pepperdine is the better defensive team. Pepperdine has the rebounding advantage in this game, but Eastern Washington has the shooting advantage. Eastern Washington has struggled in recent games, so I am going with Pepperdine here.