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NCAA hoops odds preview - Pepperdine vs. Alabama State

Pepperdine WavesAlabama State Hornets
Dec 19, 5:00 PM | Fogelman Arena

Pepperdine Waves vs Alabama State Hornets Odds

6-4TEAM RECORD1-9

The Alabama State Hornets will be trying to slam the Pepperdine Waves on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Fogelman Arena in college betting action.

The game is being played at Fogelman Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Hornets are 1-9 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs. the number. The Waves, meanwhile, are 6-4 and 6-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Alabama State go 0-0 and the Waves go 3-2 on the totals.

View Pepperdine vs Alabama State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hornets - Waves odds would favor the Waves if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Alabama State is rated No. 341 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pepperdine is at No. 160. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-46 win for the Waves.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Waves is ranked No. 95 in NCAA hoops at 37.6 per game. Contrast that with Alabama State’s No. 295 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Alabama State is the No. 231-ranked team in the country at 5.5 per game, while Pepperdine rates No. 106 at 6.8 per game.

Defensively, Pepperdine features the nation's No. 120-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Alabama State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 296 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Pepperdine was an 80-77 loser at home against Central Michigan. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Pepperdine got 16 points from Nikolas Skouen but lost anyway, 80-77, to Central Michigan on Sunday at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Alabama State lost its last outing, a 75-41 result against Georgia Tech on December 17. Alabama State was run off the court by the Yellow Jackets on Monday as Georgia Tech routed them 75-41 at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing Central Michigan are 1-0
After a loss are 4-6

Next up:
Pepperdine at Tulane, Thursday, December 20
Alabama State home to Texas-Pan American, Thursday, December 20

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