Saint Mary's vs. Pepperdine - 3/3/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pepperdine Waves (6-25) at Saint Mary's Gaels (27-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 11:00 pm (Orleans Arena)
The Line: Saint Mary's Gaels -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Saint Mary's Gaels and Pepperdine Waves meet Saturday in the college basketball WCC Tournament at the Orleans Arena.
The Saint Mary's Gaels enter this tournament winning 13 of their last 15 games. The Saint Mary's Gaels are averaging 77.4 points on 51.6 percent shooting and allowing 63.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Jock Landale is averaging 21.9 points and 10.4 rebounds while Calvin Hermanson is averaging 10.8 points and 1.1 assists. Emmett Naar is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Ford is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Saint Mary's Gaels are shooting 40.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Mary's Gaels are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Saint Mary's Gaels have lost two of their last three neutral site games.
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The Pepperdine Waves look for another victory after beating Santa Clara on Friday. The Pepperdine Waves are averaging 71.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 79.3 points on 49 percent shooting. Kameron Edwards is averaging 14.2 points and 6.3 rebounds while Colbey Ross is averaging 13.9 points and 5.7 assists. Eric Cooper Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Trae Berhow is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Pepperdine Waves are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Pepperdine Waves are allowing 40.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The Pepperdine Waves have lost three of their last five neutral site games.
The Waves are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. West Coast, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Gaels are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 48-23-2 in Gaels last 73 overall and the over is 17-8 in Waves last 25 Saturday games.
The Pepperdine Waves were able to hang around with Saint Mary's when these clubs met about a week ago, and they head into this game playing fairly well, shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 39.5 percent from three in their last five games. We know what the Saint Mary's Gaels are capable of, but they haven't been covering numbers lately and are just 7-10 this season ATS when a double-digit favorite. I'll grab the points here.