College basketball point spread favors Waves in battle with Tigers
|Pacific Tigers||Pepperdine Waves|
|12-9||February 06, 2014, 10:00 | Firestone Fieldhouse||13-10|
Pepperdine looks to cover the Waves-Tigers pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 13-10 mark when they host Pacific in college basketball wagering action.
The Waves bring a 13-10 record (14-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-9 Tigers, who are 13-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Pepperdine go 9-10-1 so far and the Tigers go 14-5.
View Pacific Tigers vs Pepperdine Waves Odds and Stats.
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Waves installed as -2-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Waves rated this week at No. 154 and the Tigers sitting at No. 173.
Pacific was an 84-67 winner in their most recent outing on the road against San Diego. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Tigers grabbed an 84-67 win over the Toreros on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Andrew Bock at Jenny Craig Pavilion.
Last time out for Pepperdine, they were an 80-69 winner as they battled Loyola Marymount at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Pepperdine earned an 80-69 victory over Loyola Marymount on Saturday, getting 16 points from Malcolm Brooks at Firestone Fieldhouse.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Pepperdine's No. 140-rated squad against Pacific's No. 144-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Pepperdine rates No. 109 in the country with 6.39 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 115 nationally with 6.33 per match.
Pacific at Loyola Marymount, Saturday, February 8th
Pepperdine at St. Mary's, Saturday, February 8th