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BYU favored by -8 against Pepperdine on Monday

BYU CougarsPepperdine Waves
8-6December 30, 2013, 10:00 | Firestone Fieldhouse8-5



Firestone Fieldhouse features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Pepperdine Waves and the visiting BYU Cougars in college hoops action on Monday.

Pepperdine battles the Cougars, currently sitting with a 8-6 mark (4-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-3 for the Waves and 3-8 for the Cougars.

View BYU Cougars vs Pepperdine Waves Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Waves in this one found them listed as 8-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Cougars was expected to move the line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 201-ranked Waves and the No. 159-rated Cougars in this matchup.

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BYU was an 87-76 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Loyola Marymount. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. BYU suffered an 87-76 loss against Loyola Marymount on Saturday, getting 18 points from Kyle Collinsworth in a losing effort at Gersten Pavilion.

In their last action, Pepperdine was a 75-64 winner at home against San Diego. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Malcolm Brooks scored 20 points leading the Waves to a 75-64 victory over San Diego at Firestone Fieldhouse on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Pepperdine's No. 165-rated squad against BYU's No. 5-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Pepperdine rates No. 103 in the country with 6.62 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 199 nationally with 5.21 per match.

A few Cougars at Waves trends to consider:
BYU is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
BYU is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
BYU is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pepperdine
Pepperdine is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Pepperdine is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing BYU
Pepperdine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing BYU


Next up:
BYU home to San Diego, Saturday, January 4th
Pepperdine at Santa Clara, Thursday, January 2nd

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