Washington State Cougars vs Pepperdine Waves Odds
The Pepperdine Waves will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Washington State Cougars at Firestone Fieldhouse on Friday in NCAA hoops play.
Pepperdine battles the Cougars, currently sitting with a 2-0 mark (1-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-0 for the Waves and 0-0 for the Cougars.
The visitors opened as 7.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 229-ranked Waves and the No. 225-rated Cougars in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 93-60 win for the Cougars on Friday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pepperdine's No. 191-ranked offense, averaging 68.5 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 93 at 59 PPG. The Waves field goal percentage has averaged 43.6% so far, less than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 53.2% per game.
Defensively, Washington State features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Pepperdine, meanwhile, comes in at No. 287 nationally in scoring at home.
Washington State won its last outing, a 72-49 result against Utah Valley on November 14. The battle between the Cougars and Wolverines didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Utah Valley was handed a 72-49 defeat on Wednesday at Friel Court.
Last time out for Pepperdine, they were a 79-62 loser as they battled California on the road. They covered in the match as a 20.5-point underdog. The Waves endured a 79-62 loss at the hands of the Golden Bears on Tuesday, despite a 13-point effort from Stacy Davis at Haas Pavilion.
Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After playing California are 0-1
After a loss are 2-8
A few Cougars at Waves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington State's last 7 games on the road
Washington State is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pepperdine's last 5 games at home
Pepperdine is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Pepperdine is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games
Washington State at Kansas, Monday, November 19
Pepperdine at Houston Baptist, Tuesday, November 20