Pepperdine vs. St. Bonaventure - 11/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Bonaventure Bonnies (1-2) at Pepperdine Waves (4-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm (H-E-B Center at Cedar Park)
The Line: Pepperdine Waves +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St Bonaventure Bonnies and Pepperdine Waves meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the HEB CENTER.
The St Bonaventure Bonnies look for a strong victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The St Bonaventure Bonnies are averaging 81.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Matt Mobley is averaging 21.3 points and three assists while Jaylen Adams is averaging 20.3 points and three rebounds. Denzel Gregg is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Ayeni is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The St Bonaventure Bonnies are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The St Bonaventure Bonnies are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game. The St Bonaventure Bonnies have lost three of their last four neutral site games.
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The Pepperdine Waves look for another victory to build on their solid 4-1 start to the season. The Pepperdine Waves are averaging 72.2 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Lamond Murray Jr. is averaging 27.3 points and 1.3 assists while Chris Reyes is averaging 16 points and 8.3 rebounds. Amadi Udenyi is dishing 6.3 assists and Jeremy Major is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Pepperdine Waves are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 63.4 percent from the free throw line. The Pepperdine Waves are allowing 40.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 25 rebounds per game. The Pepperdine Waves have split their last four neutral site games.
The Bonnies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 14-4 ATS in their last 18 neutral site games. The Waves are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Waves last 10 overall and the over is 6-2 in Bonnies last 8 overall.
The Pepperdine Waves have looked like the better team out of the gate with a 4-1 start and should be rather confident heading into this contest. St Bonaventure has struggled in its four games and has lost to teams with less talent than Pepperdine. I have to side with the Waves and the free points.