San Diego vs. Pepperdine - 12/30/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pepperdine Waves (3-10) at San Diego Toreros (10-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm (Jenny Craig Pavilion)
The Line: San Diego Toreros - -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
West Coast college basketball features the San Diego Toreros hosting the Pepperdine Waves on Saturday.
The Pepperdine Waves haven’t been winning but team has been competitive in a number of games. Pepperdine has dropped seven of eight following a 72-65 loss at the Santa Clara Broncos in their WCC opener where a 52.1%-39.7% shooting advantage wasn’t good enough with 16 turnovers and an 11-19 effort at the line being costly.
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Colbey Ross was Pepperdine’s go to scorer with a game high 20 points with three yanks, three assist and two steals on 8-13 from the floor. Trae Berhow gave the Waves 15 points and seven rebounds on 6-9 accuracy while Eric Cooper Jr. and Jade’ Smith chipped in with seven points each with a combined eight boards and seven assists.
The San Diego Toreros have been a surprise in 2017-18 at 10-3 after upending the San Francisco Dons 73-63 as a 2.5 point favorite on Thursday for wins in five of six. San Diego was up eleven after 20 minutes the rest of the way with a 44.7%-36.9% shooting edge and eight more makes at the stripe offsetting the Dons 17 extra shots.
The Toreros saw Isaiah Pineiro pump in a contest high 23 points with eight rebounds and three blocks on 7-18 from the floor including a 3-5 effort on long balls. Isaiah Wright gave San Diego 17 points, eight boards and six assists on 5-9 shooting while Olin Carter III tossed in 13 points on 5-9 from the field.
Pepperdine are 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall and Pepperdine are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and over is 18-7 in Pepperdine last 25 vs. West Coast. Under is 11-3 in San Diego last 14 vs. West Coast and under is 7-2 in San Diego last 9 Saturday games and under is 16-5 in San Diego last 21 overall. Pepperdine are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings and underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
If Kameron Edwards is out this line will rise and that makes the defense first Toreros the choice…