Towson Tigers (1-1) at Pepperdine Waves (1-1)
|Date & Time||Friday November 16, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Pepperdine Waves -1 -- Over/Under:
The Towson Tigers and Pepperdine Waves meet Friday in the college basketball Islands of the Bahamas Showcase at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.
The Towson Tigers look for a nice victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Towson Tigers are averaging 42 points on 31.7 percent shooting and allowing 73 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Tobias Howard is averaging 10.5 points and three assists while Quinton Drayton is averaging 10.5 points and three rebounds. Jakigh Dottin is dishing one assist and Brian Fobbs is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Towson Tigers are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 44.4 percent from the free throw line. The Towson Tigers are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Towson Tigers have lost five of their last six non-home games.
The Pepperdine Waves also need a victory here in order to get a game above a .500 record. The Pepperdine Waves are averaging 80 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 88 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Kameron Edwards is averaging 22 points and nine rebounds while Colbey Ross is averaging 14.5 points and 5.5 assists. Jade' Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Darnell Dunn is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Pepperdine Waves are shooting 44.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Pepperdine Waves are allowing 43.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Pepperdine Waves have lost 15 of their last 16 non-home games.
The Tigers are 18-7 ATS in their last 25 Friday games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Waves are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 non-conference games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Tigers last 7 overall.
Neither of these teams have shown us much through two games, but you can argue the Pepperdine Waves have looked better against better comp up to this point, even though the Towson Tigers did play Virginia. The Pepperdine Waves played well against Northern Colorado but just ran out of gas and lost by eight points. The Pepperdine Waves have also been very kind to bettors recently against the number. This is a complete coin flip, but I give Pepperdine the edge.