Pepperdine BYU Betting Preview
BYU Cougars vs Pepperdine Waves Odds
BYU pays a visit to Pepperdine on Thursday, hoping to send the Waves to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Firestone Fieldhouse.
The Cougars will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 11-10 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Waves are 10-5-1 ATS. BYU is 5-10-1 against the total, while Pepperdine is 7-6 versus the number.
The Cougars were listed as 9-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 194-rated Waves and the No. 35-ranked Cougars, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 79-66 result in favor of the Cougars.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cougars rank No. 23 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.6 per game. That compares with Pepperdine’s No. 191 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Pepperdine is college basketball's No. 231-ranked team at 5.6 per game, while the Cougars rate No. 205 with 5.9 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, BYU owns the country's No. 301-rated mark, allowing 76.2 points per game on the highway. Pepperdine, on the other hand, rates No. 305 in scoring at home.
BYU was an 85-67 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Portland. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. The Cougars grabbed an 85-67 win over the Pilots on Saturday, behind a 24-point effort from Matt Carlino at Chiles Center.
Pepperdine lost its last outing, an 84-72 result against St. Mary's on January 26. They covered in that game as a 19.5-point underdog. The Waves endured an 84-72 loss at the hands of the Gaels on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Jordan Baker at McKeon Pavilion.
BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-4
Before playing Santa Clara are 5-0
After playing Portland are 4-1
After a win are 7-3
Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-5
Before playing San Francisco are 2-8
After playing St. Mary's are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3
A few Cougars at Waves trends to consider:
BYU is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
BYU is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
BYU is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 6 games when playing BYU
Pepperdine is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Pepperdine is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing BYU
BYU home to Santa Clara, Saturday, February 2
Pepperdine home to San Francisco, Saturday, February 2