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St. Mary’s vs Pepperdine 1/29/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Pepperdine Waves (6-16) vs. St. Mary's Gaels (16-4)
January 29, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: St. Mary's Gaels -20.5 / Pepperdine Waves +20.5; Over/Under: -129.5
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The Pepperdine Waves and Saint Mary’s Gaels meet Saturday in college basketball action at the University Credit Union Pavilion. The Pepperdine Waves look to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Saint Mary’s Gaels look to build on their four-game winning streak.

The Pepperdine Waves are averaging 68 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 75.3 points on 45 percent shooting. Jan Zidek is averaging 13.2 points and 4 rebounds, while Houston Mallette is averaging 11.1 points and 2 assists. Jade’ Smith is dishing 2.8 assists and Maxwell Lewis is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Pepperdine Waves are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Pepperdine Waves are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game.

The Saint Mary’s Gaels are averaging 69 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 58.6 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Matthias Tass is averaging 13.1 points and 2.2 assists, while Alex Ducas is averaging 10.8 points and 3.8 rebounds. Logan Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Tommy Kuhse is dishing 3.3 assists. The Saint Mary’s Gaels are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Mary’s Gaels are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.

The Waves are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Gaels are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 15-7 in Waves last 22 overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Gaels last 4 overall. The road team is 19-6-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings.

The Pepperdine Waves are an awful team that’s getting smacked left and right, and that includes losing on the road by an average of 16.8 points while shooting 38 percent from the field. The St. Mary’s Gaels win at home by an average of 18.3 points, and they win in the favorite role by an average of 14.3 points. Backing Pepperdine isn’t an option here. Give me the Saint Mary’s Gaels in a comfortable victory.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
St. Mary's Gaels -20.5

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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