Loyola Marymount Lions vs Pepperdine Waves Odds
Loyola Marymount pays a visit to Pepperdine on Thursday, hoping to send the Waves to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Firestone Fieldhouse.
Pepperdine will face the 8-16 Lions, who own a 6-14 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Waves are 10-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Lions are 8-9 favoring the OVER.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Pepperdine Waves as 6-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 224-rated Waves and the No. 246-ranked Lions, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 66-64 result in favor of the Waves.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pepperdine has the nation's No. 258-rated offensive output, at 64 PPG. The visiting Lions defense ranks No. 286 allowing on average 71.3 PPG. The Waves FG% has averaged 44.6% so far, more than the Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 41% per game.
Defensively, Loyola Marymount features the nation's No. 280-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.3 points per game. Pepperdine, meanwhile, comes in at No. 297 nationally in scoring at home.
Loyola Marymount lost its last outing, a 74-55 result against Gonzaga on February 9. They covered in that game as a 24.5-point underdog. Anthony Ireland was dynamite, scoring 30 points and adding 1 rebound but Gonzaga still won, 74-55, over Loyola Marymount on Saturday at McCarthey Athletic Center.
In their last action, Pepperdine was a 72-68 winner on the road against Portland. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Lorne Jackson scored 22 points leading the Waves to a 72-68 victory over Portland at Chiles Center on Saturday.
Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing St. Mary's are 5-5
After playing Gonzaga are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Santa Clara are 6-4
After playing Portland are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
A few Lions at Waves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Loyola Marymount's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola Marymount's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pepperdine
Loyola Marymount is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Loyola Marymount is 2-13 ATS in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Pepperdine
Pepperdine is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Loyola Marymount
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 5 games
Pepperdine is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Loyola Marymount
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 6 games when playing Loyola Marymount
Loyola Marymount home to St. Mary's, Saturday, February 16
Pepperdine at Santa Clara, Saturday, February 16