Santa Clara vs. Pepperdine - 12/28/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pepperdine Waves (3-9) at Santa Clara Broncos (3-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Leavey Center)
The Line: Santa Clara Broncos -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
WCC college basketball gets going with the Pepperdine Waves visiting the Santa Clara Broncos.
The Pepperdine Waves need a change of momentum to make a quick turnaround from a 3-9 start. Pepperdine has dropped three in a row after a 72-67 defeat at the Weber State Wildcats as an eight point underdog. The Waves tried to rally from a 16 point first half hole but the Wildcats 51.9%-43.5% shooting edge was decisive.
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The Pepperdine attack was balanced but not explosive with the twosome of Colbey Ross and Matthew Atewe tossing in eleven points apiece with a combined 12 rebounds with Ross posting seven assists. Eric Cooper Jr. and Trae Berhow gave the Waves eight points apiece with Berhow grabbing five boards.
The Santa Clara Broncos are in the same boat as Pepperdine as their 3-9 record has to dramatically change to compete in the top heavy West Coast. Santa Clara is riding a four game slide following a 75-63 loss to the visiting San Jose State Spartans where the team fell behind by 21 after 20 minutes with a 48.9%-30% difference in shooting being decisive.
KJ Feagin was Santa Clara’s best offensive option with a contest high 24 points with three yanks and four assists on 8-24 from the floor. Henry Caruso gave the Broncos 13 points and seven rebounds while Matt Hauser added eleven points, four pulls and five helpers on 4-17 shooting.
Over is 18-6 in Pepperdine last 24 vs. West Coast and Pepperdine are 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall and Pepperdine are 6-16 ATS in their last 22 road games. Over is 12-3-1 in Santa Clara last 16 overall and Santa Clara are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. West Coast. Under is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Santa Clara and under is 13-6 in the last 19 meetings.
If Edwards is playing I might do something small on Pepperdine for an interest…