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Pacific vs. Pepperdine - 2/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pepperdine at Pacific
Date & Time Saturday February 2, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Alex G. Spanos Center
Stockton, California
The Line
Pacific Tigers -1 O/U: 144.5
TV Channel
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The Pepperdine Waves and the Pacific Tigers will meet up on the college basketball court Saturday.

Pepperdine is currently sitting at 11-11 on the year. After dropping consecutive games versus BYU and LMU, the Waves have won their last two outings against Saint Mary’s and Portland.

In the win over the Pilots, Pepperdine’s Colbey Ross posted 14 points with nine assists and three rebounds. Kameron Edwards had 14 points for the Waves as well, and he doubled up with 12 rebounds and two assists.

Over on the Pacific side, they’re 12-11 this year. The Tigers have lost three of their last four games, beating Portland but falling to San Francisco, Santa Clara and LMU during that time.

In the loss to the Lions, Pacific’s Lafayette Dorsey led the team with 12 points and five rebounds. The only other Tigers player in double-figures in that one was Jahlil Tripp, with 11 points, six rebounds and one assist.

The Waves are 4-0 ATS in their last four Saturday games and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 after an ATS win. Pepperdine is 13-3 ATS in their last 16 versus the West Coast and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games.

Meanwhile, the Tigers are 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games and 12-26 ATS in their last 38 Saturday games. Pacific is 2-5 ATS in their last seven overall and 2-5 ATS in their last seven versus the West Coast.

Pepperdine is close to putting everything together as a team. The Waves have been competitive in their losses for the most part lately, and have managed a couple of decent wins as of late—namely the 84-77 victory over a good Saint Mary’s team.

With the Waves coming in on that kind of rhythm, and Pacific failing to hit 60 points in four of their last six games, I have no qualms about taking Pepperdine on the win and cover here.

Pepperdine Waves +1

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