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Pepperdine vs. Southern Utah - 11/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Southern Utah Thunderbirds (2-3) at Pepperdine Waves (2-4)

College Basketball: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Firestone Fieldhouse)

The Line: Pepperdine Waves -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Southern Utah Thunderbirds tangle with the Pepperdine Waves in Wednesday college basketball.

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds go in search of their third win versus the Pepperdine Waves after falling to 2-3 following  a 101-82 loss at the UNLV Rebels on Saturday as a 23.5 point underdog. The Thunderbirds trailed by 12 at the half but a rally faded late as UNLV pulled away. SUU could not stop UNLV who fired away at 54.4% while their own 44.9% accuracy fell short with the Rebels sinking 14 more free throws.

Pepperdine vs. Southern Utah - 11/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Jadon Cohee kept Southern Utah competitive for a bit with his 24 points, four yanks and five assists on 10-19 from the floor with Jamal Aytes adding 19 points and ten rebounds on 9-19. Jacob Calloway tossed in 14 points and posted four yanks while Brandon Better gave the Thunderbirds another ten points.

The Pepperdine Waves have struggled to get stops in the early stages of 2017-18 and the end result is a 2-4 record. That trend continued in an 81-65 defeat at the hands of the Texas A&M Aggies on Friday as a 28 point underdog.  Texas A&M took a 13 point advantage in to the half and the Waves couldn’t narrow the gap with a 46.8%-38.7% deficit in shooting. 

The Pepperdine attack featured a game high 20 points and nine rebounds from Kameron Edwards on 7-15 and just  a 6-12 mark on free throws. The duo of Nolan Taylor and Trae Berhow gave the Waves nine points apiece and a combined  14 rebounds while Colbey Ross chipped in with eight points.

Over is 8-1 in Southern Utah last 9 road games and over is 8-2 in Southern Utah last 10 overall. Over is 18-5 in Pepperdine last 23 home games and Pepperdine are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall and under is 6-2 in Pepperdine last 8 vs. Big Sky. 

I don’t know if either team wins ten games although the Thunderbirds look to be in worse shape. I’ll still take the points…

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