Gonzaga vs. Pepperdine - 2/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pepperdine Waves (4-23) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (24-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm (McCarthey Athletic Center)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -26.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX 28
The Pepperdine Waves and Gonzaga Bulldogs meet Saturday in college basketball action at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
The Pepperdine Waves have just one victory under their belt since December 9. The Pepperdine Waves are averaging 71.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 80.1 points on 49.4 percent shooting. Kameron Edwards is averaging 14.7 points and 6.2 rebounds while Colbey Ross is averaging 14.4 points and 5.7 assists. Eric Cooper Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Nolan Taylor is grabbing four rebounds. The Pepperdine Waves are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The Pepperdine Waves are allowing 39.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game. The Pepperdine Waves haven’t won a road game since February 11 of last year.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs look for a victory to build on their eight-game winning streak. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are averaging 85.7 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Johnathan Williams is averaging 13.4 points and 7.7 rebounds while Josh Perkins is averaging 13.2 points and 5.2 assists. Zach Norvell Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Killian Tillie is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.3 rebounds per game. The Gonzaga Bulldogs have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Waves are 8-21 ATS in their last 29 road games, 5-17 ATS in their last 22 Saturday games and 18-41-1 ATS in their last 60 games overall. The Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. West Coast and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Waves are 3-14-1 ATS in the last 18 meetings in Gonzaga, 7-24-3 ATS in the last 34 meetings and the favorite is 24-7-3 ATS in the last 34 meetings.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs has a 30-point win over Pepperdine this season and has won each of the last three games against the Waves by at least 30 points. The Pepperdine Waves are just a god awful team that's allowing 49.3 percent shooting on the road and is just 3-5 ATS this season when a double-digit underdog. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are outscoring teams by 23.2 points this season and have covered seven of their 16 games when a double-digit favorite. This is a ton of chalk to eat, but I feel like it's the only play if you must get involved in this contest.