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Portland vs. Pepperdine Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/21/23

Pepperdine Waves (7-13) vs. Portland Pilots (10-11)
January 21, 2023 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Portland Pilots -4 / Pepperdine Waves +4; Over/Under: +161
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The Pepperdine Waves and the Portland Pilots meet in college basketball action from the Chiles Center on Saturday.


The Portland Pilots are listed as 4-point home favorites for this game with an attached ML price of -200. The total for this game is set at 161 points.


Pepperdine has a clean injury report coming into this game, while Portland has lost Chris Austin and Bol Dengdit for the year as both have decided to redshirt and Vukasin Masic is out for the year with eligibility issues.

Matchup history

Portland has won back-to-back meetings between these two after a 77-74 win over Pepperdine back on February 19th, 2022.


Pepperdine is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 games following an ATS loss. Portland is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games while the over is 20-8 in their last 28 home games.


I’m backing the over here. This is simple for me. You have two of the worst teams in the WCC this season that don’t play a lick of defense. Both can score and against the opposing teams sieve defense, we should have no problem piling on the points in this one. Give me the over.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 161

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