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Gonzaga Pepperdine Betting Preview

Pepperdine WavesGonzaga Bulldogs
14-11February 13, 2014, 09:00 | McCarthey Athletic Center21-4



Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Gonzaga Bulldogs try to run the Pepperdine Waves off the court at McCarthey Athletic Center in college hoops action.

Gonzaga battles the Waves, currently sitting with a 14-11 mark (16-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-13 for the Bulldogs and 10-11-1 for the Waves.

View Pepperdine Waves vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

The Waves were listed as 17.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 66-rated Bulldogs and the No. 192-ranked Waves, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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Pepperdine was a 69-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against St. Mary's. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Pepperdine suffered a 69-67 loss against St. Mary's on Saturday, getting 19 points from Brendan Lane in a losing effort at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Gonzaga was a 60-54 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Memphis. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Gonzaga got 18 points from Sam Dower but lost anyway, 60-54, to Memphis on Saturday at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Gonzaga's No. 32-ranked offense, averaging 77.92 PPG, against a Waves defense that ranks No. 165 at 71.12 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 50.07% so far, more than the Waves marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.29% per game.

A few Waves at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Pepperdine is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pepperdine's last 12 games
Pepperdine is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Pepperdine is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Gonzaga is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Gonzaga is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Gonzaga is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Pepperdine at Portland, Saturday, February 15th
Gonzaga at Loyola Marymount, Saturday, February 15th

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