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NCAAB betting line favors Bulldogs over Waves

Gonzaga BulldogsPepperdine Waves
Feb 4, 10:00 PM | Firestone Fieldhouse

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Pepperdine Waves Odds

17-4TEAM RECORD8-14

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Pepperdine and Gonzaga on Saturday, with the host Waves trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Waves sport records of 8-14 and 8-10-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bulldogs have 17-4 and 9-12 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-12 for the Waves and 6-14-1 for the Bulldogs.

View Gonzaga vs Pepperdine Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Pepperdine opened as 13-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 188-rated Waves and the No. 27-ranked Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 75-60 result in favor of the Bulldogs.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pepperdine's No. 329-ranked offense, averaging 59 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 89 at 63.7 PPG. The Waves field goal percentage has averaged 39.3% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 46% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Gonzaga owns the country's No. 227-rated mark, allowing 72.2 points per game on the highway. Pepperdine, on the other hand, rates No. 313 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Gonzaga, they were an 83-73 loser as they battled BYU on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. The Bulldogs endured an 83-73 loss at the hands of the Cougars on Thursday, despite a 15-point effort from Sam Dower at Marriott Center.

Pepperdine lost its last outing, a 67-57 result against Loyola Marymount on February 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog. The Waves endured a 67-57 loss at the hands of the Lions on Thursday, despite an 18 -point effort from Taylor Darby at Gersten Pavilion.

Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing St. Mary's are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing Loyola Marymount are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Bulldogs at Waves trends to consider:
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pepperdine
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Gonzaga's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pepperdine
Gonzaga is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Gonzaga is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 5 games when playing at home against Gonzaga
Pepperdine is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Pepperdine is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Gonzaga

Next up:
Gonzaga home to St. Mary's, Thursday, February 9
Pepperdine home to San Diego, Thursday, February 9

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