The Pepperdine Waves and Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Stan Sheriff Center. The Pepperdine Waves look for their seventh win. The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors look for their seventh win.
The Pepperdine Waves are averaging 79.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 73.7 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Maxwell Lewis is averaging 18.5 points and 5.8 rebounds, while Houston Mallette is averaging 14 points and 3.5 assists. Mike Mitchell Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jevon Porter is dishing 0.8 assists. The Pepperdine Waves are shooting 40.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Pepperdine Waves are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game.
The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors are averaging 70 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 60.4 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Noel Coleman is averaging 14.7 points and 3 rebounds, while Kamaka Hepa is averaging 12.4 points and 7.1 rebounds. Samuta Avea is grabbing 7 rebounds and Bernardo da Silva is dishing 1.9 assists. The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors are allowing 27.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game.
The Waves are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Rainbow Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 4-1 in Waves last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Rainbow Warriors last 4 overall.
The Pepperdine Waves have been blasted in these spots, as they lose by an average of 20 points on the road and an average of 28.5 points in the underdog role. The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors are usually good on their home court, and they do win in the favorite role by an average of 13.2 points. We're not being asked to lay anything crazy. Give me Hawaii and the small chalk.