Pacific Tigers (7-14) vs. Pepperdine Waves (6-18)
February 5, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Pepperdine Waves -2 / Pacific Tigers +2; Over/Under: -137.5
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The Pacific Tigers and Pepperdine Waves meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Firestone Fieldhouse. The Pacific Tigers need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Pepperdine Waves look to snap a nine-game losing streak.
The Pacific Tigers are averaging 66 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Luke Avdalovic is averaging 10.9 points and 0.8 assists, while Jeremiah Bailey is averaging 10.8 points and 5.9 rebounds. Alphonso Anderson is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Blake is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Pacific Tigers are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The Pacific Tigers are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game.
The Pepperdine Waves are averaging 67.8 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 75.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Jan Zidek is averaging 13.1 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Maxwell Lewis is averaging 11.2 points and 1.3 assists. Houston Mallette is the third double-digit scorer and Jade’ Smith is dishing 2.8 assists. The Pepperdine Waves are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Pepperdine Waves are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.
The Tigers are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 road games and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Waves are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 9-3 in Tigers last 12 overall. The favorite is 7-3-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Both of these teams are losers on the season, so I’m not running to the window to back either side. However, the Pacific Tigers are 0-8 against the spread on the road and 4-15 against the spread on the season. The Pepperdine Waves are in brutal, brutal form, but at least they’re at home, which should count for something. It’s Peppedine or pass for me.