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Pepperdine vs. Pacific - 3/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pacific at Pepperdine
Date & Time Saturday March 2, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Firestone Fieldhouse
Malibu, California
The Line
The Line: Pepperdine -5 -- Over/Under: 140
TV Channel
The W TV
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The Pacific Tigers and Pepperdine Waves meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Firestone Fieldhouse.

The Pacific Tigers could use a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Pacific Tigers are averaging 67.1 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Roberto Gallinat is averaging 15 points and 2.8 rebounds while Lafayette Dorsey is averaging 11 points and one assist. Jahlil Tripp is the third double-digit scorer and Ajare Sanni is dishing 1.1 assists. The Pacific Tigers are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Pacific Tigers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game. The Pacific Tigers have lost their last four road games.

The Pepperdine Waves also need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Pepperdine Waves are averaging 76.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 74.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Colbey Ross is averaging 18.7 points and 7.4 assists while Kameron Edwards is averaging 16.9 points and 7.3 rebounds. Eric Cooper Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kessler Edwards is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Pepperdine Waves are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Pepperdine Waves are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game. The Pepperdine Waves have split their last six home games.

The Waves are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss, 15-6 ATS in their last 21 vs. West Coast and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 home games. The Tigers are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the favorite is 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Tigers last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Tigers last 5 vs. West Coast.

The Pacific Tigers have lost six straight, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 13.6 points while shooting just 35.2 percent from the field. A lack of offense has been an issue for Pacific all season long, and it's shooting under 42 percent from the field on the road. The Pepperdine Waves are going through the motions as well lately, but they're 7-4 ATS at home where they're winning by an average of 5.9 points. The Waves have been a solid covering team all season, especially in conference play. So, give me the home team and the reasonable number.

Pepperdine -5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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