Pepperdine Waves (6-17) vs. Pacific Tigers (6-14)
February 3, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Pacific Tigers -3.5 / Pepperdine Waves +3.5; Over/Under: +136
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The Pepperdine Waves and the Pacific Tigers meet in college basketball action from the Alex Spanos Center on Thursday night.
The Pepperdine Waves will look to snap an eight-game losing streak after an 81-57 loss to Saint Mary’s last time out. Jan Zidek leads the Waves in scoring with 13.2 PPG along with 4 RPG while Houston Mallette has 11 PPG and Maxwell Lewis has 10.4 PPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Pepperdine this season. Jade’ Smith has 8.7 PPG with 4.6 RPG and Keith Fisher Jr. has 8.6 PPG with a team-high 6.4 RPG as well to lead Pepperdine on the boards this season. Mike Mitchell Jr. has 8.6 PPG with 3.7 RPG and a team-high 4.8 APG as well to lead Pepperdine in assists. As a team, Pepperdine is averaging 67.5 PPG on 40.7% shooting from the field, 33.5% from three and 73.4% from the foul line while allowing 75.6 PPG on 45.3% shooting from the field and 33.5% from three this season.
The Pacific Tigers will hope to rebound from an 81-59 loss to Santa Clara last time out. Alphonso Anderson leads the Tigers in scoring and rebounding with 11.1 PPG and 6.4 RPG while Luke Avdalovic has 10.8 PPG and Jeremiah Bailey has 10.1 PPG with 5.8 RPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Pacific so far this season. Jeremian Bailey has 9.3 PPG with 5.3 RPG and Pierre Crockrell II also has a team-high 4.2 APG to lead the Tigers in the assist department this season. As a team, Pacific is averaging 65.3 PPG on 41.2% shooting from the field, 34.6% from three and 67.4% from the foul line while allowing 69.5 PPG on 44.6% shooting from the field and 38% from three this season.
Pepperdine is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games following a loss by 20 or more points. Pacific is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400 and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games while the over is 9-1-1 in their last 11 home games.
I’m not excited to back either of these teams here if I’m being completely honest. With that said, I’m strongly looking at the over here as both teams can score but both give up points in bunches. Pepperdine’s hit the over often against teams with losing records while the Tigers have been an over machine at home. Give me the over here.