Pacific vs. Pepperdine - 1/12/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pepperdine Waves (5-11) at Pacific Tigers (7-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Spanos Center)
The Line: Pacific Tigers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 138.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Campus Insiders
The Pacific Tigers and the Pepperdine Waves face off on Thursday in West Coast Conference college basketball action.
The Pacific Tigers are 7-10 this season and they have lost 3 of their last 4 games. Pacific is averaging 67.8 points per game and they are shooting 39.6 percent from the floor and 33.2 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 72.5 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. Ray Bowles leads the Tigers averaging 13.2 points per game. T.J. Wallace is averaging 12.9 points for Pacific, Jack Williams is averaging 8.8 points and 6.1 rebounds, and David Taylor is averaging 8.2 points. Pacific is 6-3 at home and 1-3 in the WCC this season.
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The Pepperdine Waves are 5-11 this season and they have lost 10 of their last 11 games. Pepperdine is averaging 69.5 points per game and they are shooting 45.7 percent from the floor and 40.4 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 79.6 points and their opponents are shooting 48.2 percent. Lamond Murray Jr. leads the Waves averaging 19.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Chris Reyes is averaging 14.9 points and 7.8 rebounds for Pepperdine, Jeremy Major is averaging 11.6 points, and Amadi Udenyi is averaging 6.7 points and 5.3 assists. Pepperdine is 0-6 in road games and 1-3 in the WCC.
Pacific is 1-4 against the spread against the WCC, 1-7 against the spread in their last 8 games, and 4-1 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record. Pepperdine is 5-17 against the spread in their last 22 games, 1-6 against the spread against the WCC, and 1-9 against the spread in their last 10 road games.
Pepperdine is really struggling so my play here is Pacific laying the small number.