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Pepperdine vs. San Francisco - 01/05/2019 NCAA BB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The San Francisco Dons and the Pepperdine Waves will meet up on the college basketball circuit Saturday.

San Francisco rolls into this one at 13-2 on the season. The Dons are 6-1 in their last seven games, falling to UCSB while otherwise taking out California, Eastern Washington, CSUF, Northern Arizona, Stanford and Saint Mary’s.

In the Gaels game, San Francisco’s Frankie Ferrari led the team with 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds. Nate Benfro had a double-double for the Dons in that one with 18 points, 10 rebounds and two assists.

Over on the Pepperdine side, they’re sitting at 8-7 on the year so far. After a three-game losing streak to Southern Utah, Oregon State and Long Beach State, the Waves have taken out Alabama A&M and LMU in their last pair.

In the win over Loyola, Pepperdine’s Eric Cooper and Jade Smith each had 15 points with a combined four assists and 12 boards between them. Colbey Ross doubled up for the Waves on 14 points and 12 assists in that one.

The Dons are 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 following an ATS win and 0-2-2 ATS in their last four Saturday games. San Francisco is 0-4 ATS in their last four road games versus a team with a winning home record and the over is 6-0 in their last six Saturday games.

Meanwhile, the Waves are 7-0 ATS in their last seven versus the West Coast and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 following an ATS win. Pepperdine is 5-1 ATS in their last six hoe games and 14-5 ATS in their last 19 overall.

Aside from losing a little steam in the second half versus UCSB and falling 73-71, San Francisco is rolling along like a machine this season and dispatching just about all comers.

Pepperdine has a solid squad and some good scorers on their roster, but I don’t think they can hang here. I’m going with San Francisco.

San Francisco Dons -6

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