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College Basketball Matchup - Pacific Tigers Pepperdine Waves Odds Preview

Pepperdine WavesPacific Tigers
12-9January 25, 2014, 10:00 | Spanos Center10-8



The visiting Pepperdine Waves hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Spanos Center against the Pacific Tigers.

Supporters of the Waves have watched them go 12-9 and 13-5 ATS on the year, while the Tigers are at 10-8 and 10-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Tigers are 12-4, while the Waves have a 9-9 mark.

View Pepperdine Waves vs Pacific Tigers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Tigers in this one found them listed as -5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Waves was expected to move the line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 194 and the Waves sitting at No. 136.

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Pepperdine was an 80-74 loser in their most recent outing on the road against St. Mary's. They covered the 12-point spread as underdogs. The Waves endured an 80-74 loss at the hands of the Gaels on Thursday, despite an 18 -point effort from Brendan Lane at McKeon Pavilion.

Pacific was a 92-81 loser in their most recent outing at home against Loyola Marymount. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. The Tigers endured a 92-81 loss at the hands of the Lions on Thursday, despite a 16-point effort from Ross Rivera at Spanos Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Waves rank No. 151 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.38 per game. That compares with Pacific’s No. 118 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Pacific is college basketball's No. 123-ranked team at 6.17 per game, while the Waves rate No. 101 with 6.48 per game.

A few Waves at Tigers trends to consider:
Pepperdine is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Pepperdine is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pepperdine's last 8 games
Pepperdine is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Pacific is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Pacific is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pacific's last 5 games
Pacific is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Pepperdine home to Loyola Marymount, Saturday, February 1st
Pacific at BYU, Thursday, January 30th

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