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Pepperdine vs. San Diego Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/26/23

San Diego Toreros (9-12) vs. Pepperdine Waves (7-14)
January 26, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Pepperdine Waves -3.5 / San Diego Toreros +3.5; Over/Under: +161.5
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The San Diego Toreros and the Pepperdine Waves meet in college basketball action from the Firestone Fieldhouse on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Pepperdine is listed as a 3.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -175. The total for this game is set at 161.5 points.


Jaiden Delaire is the lone name on San Diego’s injury report, out indefinitely with a hand injury. Pepperdine has a clean bill of health coming into this game.

Matchup History

San Diego’s 92-89 win over Pepperdine made it four straight wins for the Toreros in this matchup.


San Diego is 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games while the over is 7-2 in their last 9 games following an ATS loss. Pepperdine is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the over is 8-0 in their last 8 games following an ATS loss.


I’m sticking with the over here. Neither one of these two teams is anything to be excited about but both can score and both prefer to take on a defense-second mindset. I wouldn’t be surprised to see both teams score into the 80s here, so give me the over in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 161.5

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