College Basketball

Portland vs Pepperdine 2/19/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Pepperdine Waves (7-21) vs. Portland Pilots (15-12)
February 19, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Portland Pilots -8 / Pepperdine Waves +8; Over/Under: -133.5
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The Pepperdine Waves and Portland Pilots meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Chiles Center. The Pepperdine Waves need a win after losing 12 of their last 13 games. The Portland Pilots look to build on their four-game winning streak.

The Pepperdine Waves are averaging 68.2 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 77.3 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Jan Zidek is averaging 13.1 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Houston Mallette is averaging 12.8 points and 1.9 assists. Maxwell Lewis 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 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Pepperdine Waves are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.

The Portland Pilots are averaging 73.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 41 percent shooting. Tyler Robertson is averaging 14.8 points and 6.5 rebounds, while Chris Austin is averaging 14 points and 4.8 rebounds. Moses Wood is the third double-digit scorer and Mike Meadows is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Portland Pilots are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Pilots are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game.

The Waves are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Pilots are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Waves last 6 road games. The under is 9-4 in Pilots last 13 overall. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

These teams are heading in completely different directions as Pepperdine is losing its last five games by an average of 13.8 points while the Portland Pilots are winning their last five games by an average of 17 points. Pepperdine loses on the road by an average of 18.8 points. Completely different directions. Give me Portland and the reasonable number.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Portland Pilots -8

Randy Chambers

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