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Feb 26, 10:00 PM | Leavey Center

Pepperdine Waves vs Santa Clara Broncos Odds

11-19TEAM RECORD17-13

Pepperdine travels to Santa Clara on Saturday, hoping to boost its 11-19 record with a victory over the Broncos.

The Broncos sport records of 17-13 and 10-14-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Waves have 11-19 and 14-10 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-12 for the Broncos and 12-9-1 for the Waves.

View Pepperdine vs Santa Clara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Broncos are listed as 9-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 190-ranked Broncos and the No. 271-rated Waves in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-67 win for the Broncos on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Waves rank No. 117 in NCAA Division 1 with 36 per game. That compares with Santa Clara’s No. 134 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Santa Clara is college basketball's No. 93-ranked team at 7.1 per game, while the Waves rate No. 261 with 5.4 per game.

Defensively, Pepperdine features the nation's No. 269-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.9 points per game. Santa Clara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 86 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Pepperdine was a 79-78 loser on the road against San Francisco. They covered the 7.5–point spread as underdogs. Pepperdine got 31 points from Mychel Thompson en route to a 79-78 loss at the hands of Pepperdine on Thursday at War Memorial Gymnasium.

In their last action, Santa Clara was a 94-88 winner at home against Loyola Marymount. They failed to cover the 8.5–point spread as favorites. Loyola Marymount was victimized by Marc Trasolini for 31 points as the Broncos defeated the Lions 94-88 in college hoops action on Thursday.

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Loyola Marymount are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Waves at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 5 games when playing on the road against Santa Clara
Pepperdine is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Pepperdine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Santa Clara
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Santa Clara's last 5 games when playing Pepperdine
Santa Clara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pepperdine
Santa Clara is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Santa Clara's last 5 games when playing at home against Pepperdine

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