Montana State Bobcats vs Pepperdine Waves Betting Matchup Report
Pepperdine Waves vs Montana State Bobcats Odds
The Montana State Bobcats host Pepperdine on Thursday, looking to build on their 1-3 mark against the 3-2 Waves in college hoops action at Worthington Arena.
The Bobcats sport records of 1-3 and 3-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Waves have 3-2 and 3-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Bobcats and 1-0 for the Waves.
Bettors looking to go with the Bobcats in this one found them listed as 1.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Waves was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 93-rated Bobcats and the No. 86-ranked Waves, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 69-65 result in favor of the Waves.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Waves is ranked No. 129 in NCAA hoops at 36.8 per game. Contrast that with Montana State’s No. 135 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Montana State is the No. 118-ranked team in the country at 6.8 per game, while Pepperdine rates No. 175 at 6 per game.
Defensively, Pepperdine features the nation's No. 192-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Montana State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 46 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Pepperdine, they were a 72-62 winner as they battled UC Irvine at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point underdog. Lorne Jackson went off for 28 points and added 3 rebounds, leading Pepperdine over UC Irvine, 72-62, on Saturday at Firestone Fieldhouse.
Montana State was a 78-65 loser in its last match on the road against Oregon State. They covered the 20.5-point spread as underdogs. Antonio Biglow scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Bobcats to a win (they lost 78-65 to Oregon State at Gill Coliseum on Sunday).
Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing UC Irvine are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
Montana State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing San Jose State are 2-4
After playing Oregon State are 2-1
After a loss are 2-8
A few Waves at Bobcats trends to consider:
Pepperdine is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Montana State is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games
Pepperdine at Utah Valley, Saturday, December 1
Montana State home to San Jose State, Saturday, December 1