Pepperdine Waves (7-18) vs. San Francisco Dons (19-6)
February 10, 2022 11:00 pm EDT
The Line: San Francisco Dons -18.5 / Pepperdine Waves +18.5; Over/Under: +141
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The Pepperdine Waves and San Francisco Dons meet Thursday in college basketball action at the War Memorial. The Pepperdine Waves need a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Dons look for a win after splitting their last eight games.
The Pepperdine Waves are averaging 67.9 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 75.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Jan Zidek is averaging 13 points and 4 rebounds, while Maxwell Lewis is averaging 11.8 points and 1.3 assists. Houston Mallette is the third double-digit scorer and Keith Fisher III is dishing 1.2 assists. The Pepperdine Waves are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Pepperdine Waves are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.
The San Francisco Dons are averaging 76 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 66.3 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Jamaree Bouyea is averaging 18.1 points and 5.1 rebounds, while Yauhen Massalski is averaging 14.4 points and 9.6 rebounds. Khalil Shabazz is the third double-digit scorer and Gabe Stefanini is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The San Francisco Dons are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The San Francisco Dons are allowing 29.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game.
The Waves are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Dons are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Waves last 5 road games. The over is 7-3 in Dons last 10 home games. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Pepperdine Waves aren’t a good team, and the San Francisco Dons are going to get the benefit of the doubt at home. The problem is this line feels a little inflated. While the better team, San Francisco wins in the favorite role by an average of 10.2 points and wins at home by an average of 12.9 points. It feels like we’re stealing an extra bucket or two. I’ll take a shot with Pepperdine on the road.